As we have been encouraging artists and creatives to enter the Kent Creative Awards, submissions were coming in and we were having fascinating conversations with a number of enthusiastic entrants. The prospect of publicity and recognition is a big motivation, as it can potentially open doors to very exciting things…
A number of entrants have been rushing over the last 2 days, working on their submissions late in the evenings, to make sure they are submitted before Tuesday 24th January at 5:00pm.
We’d like to make this process a little more comfortable and give you a few more days, until Sunday. Then, all submissions will be processed and passed onto the jury members.
The other reason why we decided to extend the deadline, is because we want to give another chance to those who have been hesitating. We’d like to share a couple of the messages we have received:
If you know someone who you think deserves the recognition and the confidence boost that awards provide, perhaps you can have a word with them and enter on their behalf? They’d need to know about it and agree of course…
What we want to do with the Kent Creative Awards, is to give encouragement to individuals and organisations who make a worthwhile contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Kent. It’s about celebrating them, saying “thank you” and “well done”. Emerging or already established, we all need encouragement and recognition.
So if you are part of this cultural world of Kent, if you want to tell people about what you do, get your name out, promote your work, events, activity… this is good way to do it.
If you don’t get in with the finalists, well, at least you will have tried!
Enter the Kent Creative Awards from HERE.
Nathalie Banaigs, Project Manager says: “The first Kent Creative Awards have inspired and motivated those artists and creatives whose work was celebrated during the first ceremony. I have seen some gaining such confidence as a result, that it allowed them to move forward with their practice. For me, this is what the Kent Creative Awards are about: being a positive force that motivate creatives to make work, show it and get the exposure and recognition they deserve. Eventually, we all benefit as we participate in making Kent a better place for arts and culture”.