Khojaly Peace Prize for Art 2017

Entries are now open for the Khojaly Peace Prize for Art 2017.

The International Justice for Khojaly campaign and TEAS are hosting the Khojaly Peace Prize for Art to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre, the worst single atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, on 26 February 1992. 

A prestigious panel of judges are looking for art that is both thought-provoking and will communicate the meaning of peace in a modern world. The winners will be artists who produce the most imaginative and memorable piece of art using the media of painting, drawing, collage, prints or photographs. 

All entrants will be invited to a special awards ceremony and exhibition in Parliament attended by MPs and other special guests from the artistic community. The shortlisted entries will be displayed at the awards ceremony and the winners announced on 22 February 2017.

This year, the judges for the prestigious Khojaly Peace Prize include Bob Blackman MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Azerbaijan; Baroness Warsi, former Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK Government; Baroness Manzoor; and Lionel Zetter, Director, TEAS.

Entries will be judged on the power of the image to promote peaceful resolution to conflicts around the world and seek to empathise with the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The first prizewinner will receive £500 and be the recipient of the Khojaly Peace Prize for Art 2017. The second prizewinner will receive £300 and the third prize will receive £200.

If you are interested in submitting artwork for the Khojaly Peace Prize for Art, please contact James Noble on khojalypeaceprize@connectpa.co.uk