Show your graffiti skills and win 1000 euro

The Embassy Shopping Complex and Cinemas are giving a unique opportunity to graffiti artists to show their skills and participate in a contest for a chance to win €1,000 from iCentre. The winning work will also be displayed at the Embassy Complex as part of its celebrations marking Valletta as the European Capital of Culture 2018 and will form part of a marketing campaign in 2018.

Graffiti artists are being invited to send some of their previous work via email to the Embassy by Tuesday, 31 October. Each work submitted will be evaluated by a panel of judges made up of people who work in the design field together with Valletta’s mayor Dr. Alexiei Dingli. Four artists will then be chosen to compete during a graffiti contest event which will be held on Saturday 11 November from 10am onwards. The theme of each design produced will need to reflect Valletta’s heritage, arts and culture, and the Embassy Complex and Cinemas. The work produced during the event will then be published on social media and the general public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite design.

Bettina Azzopardi, Managing Director of the Embassy Complex, said that ‘as part of the Valletta community, we felt the need to give an opportunity to young artists to display their creativity by linking arts, culture and Valletta. Graffiti have always been associated with youth and artistic expression. Embassy is looking to tie in Valletta with culture for the younger generation in a less traditional format that will be attractive to cool crowd.’

The winner will be announced on Friday 1 December.

Read complete rules here.