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Paddon Award with prize of £125 now open

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The University of Exeter’s cross-arts award, also known as the Paddon Award, has now opened its applications to students with a top prize of £125.

The theme for this year is Unity. The award invites you to consider the question what does Unity mean to you, both in the arts and in our wider world?

The Award has several different categories:

  • Visual Arts – producing anything from a painting to a photograph.
  • Prose – producing a poem or short story of 1000 words.
  • Film – of a maximum length of 5 minutes.
  • Musical Composition – an original piece of music being a maximum of five minutes.

A spokeswoman from The Award said she believes students should take part as:

“The Paddon Award is a legacy and a fantastic opportunity for students to win a cash prize, and do something that isn’t academically focused.”

The deadline for entries is 5 pm. on 10 March. This will be followed by the judging of the shortlisted entries on the evening of 28 March on Streatham Campus.

Christy Ku, a two-time winner of the Award and now alumni of the University, is among those to be confirmed as judge.

For more information, visit fb.me/paddonaward or email paddonawards@gmail.com.

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