We will be accepting entries for the 2020 Ivan Juritz Prize from November 2019.

Entrants must be postgraduate students currently enrolled on a course or programme of study in a European country.

Entries must be accompanied by a statement (up to 150 words).

The prize is intended for artists who have yet to establish themselves, but work that has already been published or performed can be submitted.

Entrants are welcome to submit their work to multiple categories. If you chose to do this, please give the titles of all submissions clearly in your statements.

The winners will be both of their time and aware of debts to the past. Pound, calling on the modern artist to ‘make it new’, was, after all, creatively translating the ancient Chinese King Cheng Tang. In the accompanying 150 word statement you should analyse the role of experiment in your work and, if appropriate, relate your work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.



How to enter

Entries should be received by 27 March 2020 and sent to modern@kcl.ac.uk or by post to Dr Lara Feigel, Director of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture, English Department, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE.

If submitting via email, please include the words ‘Entry for the Ivan Juritz Prize 2020’ in the subject line.


Eligible entries


Up to 2000 words; if entering in a language other than English, please include a translation.


Up to 8.

Films or excerpts of moving image work

Up to 15 minutes; if in a language other than English, please include subtitles. Films should be submitted as MP4 files or as a link to an online recording.

Sound recordings

Up to 15 minutes. Sound recordings should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.

Proposals or documentation of installation and performance

Can include text (up to 2000 words), images (up to 8), sound recordings (up to 15 minutes) and film (up to 15 minutes). All of these can be submitted together.

Musical compositions

Up to 15 minutes for any number of instruments or for electronics; please submit a score and a recording, which can be an electronic recording and should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.