Connect10 competition closes at 5pm today!

UPDATE 22 January 2013: The Connect10 competition is back this year – find out more!


It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks – Nick, interns Beth and Rosie G and myself have been speaking to lots of museums, galleries and heritage sites about our Connect10 competition, and we’re blown away by the creative event ideas we’ve received.

If you’ve been considering entering the competition – bear in mind, you could win a top artist and £500 towards your Museums at Night event on May 18, 19 or 20 – you have until 5pm today to submit your event pitch through this simple form!

Meet the ten intrepid artists you could win:

a photo of Claire Barclay

Claire Barclay, futuristic Scottish sculptor whose carefully balanced installations have been exhibited in Tate Britain and Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery.

a photo of Sam Bompass and Harry Parr (Image and Illustration Credit Carl Palmer and Emma Rios)

Bompas & Parr, the Jellymongers, create spectacular culinary experiences ranging from architectural jellies to lakes of cocktails.

a photograph of Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander, provocative installation artist whose Artangel commission in a Hoxton warehouse provided clues for visitors to solve a mystery.

a photograph of John Mcgregor

Jon McGregor, award-winning novelist and short story writer, author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even The Dogs.

a photo of Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan, contemporary taxidermist whose poignant installations have been collected by Kate Moss.

a black and white portrait photograph of Terry O'Neill

Terry O’Neill, fashion and rock photographer renowned for iconic images of Hollywood stars and bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

a photograph of Martin Parr at Butlins in 1998 Courtesy Martin Parr

Martin Parr, Magnum documentary photographer whose pictures tell stories of leisure, consumption and communication.

a photo of Simon Roberts ® Francesco Niccolai

Simon Roberts, landscape and documentary photographer who spent a year crossing Russia and was Official Artist of the 2010 General Election.

a photo of Bob and Roberta Smith at an event at the Barbican Courtesy Bob and Roberta Smith

Bob & Roberta Smith, sign-painter, activist and installation artist who uses text on recycled signs and floorboards.

a photo of Susan Stockwell smiling in front of one of her artworks. Courtesy INIVA

Susan Stockwell, creator of beguiling installations, drawings and films commenting on globalisation and colonisation, often using recycled materials.

Ready to enter the competition? Here’s the form to complete by 5pm today – best of luck!

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