Preparing and Uploading Your Submission

Submissions for New Contemporaries 2024 are now closed.

A step-by-step guide to uploading your submission can be viewed here:

Uploading Documentation of Your Work

Select which category below best suits your work and upload appropriate documentation ('media items') as image, video, and/or audio:

  • Collage
  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Moving Image
  • Painting
  • Participatory
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile
  • Sound
  • Writing
  • VR
  • Web
  • Other

Up to 3 media items may be included in your application. These can be split across up to 3 works. For example, you may choose to submit 1 work which includes 3 media items, including still images, moving images and audio files. Or 3 works each with 1 media item.

All applicants should remain anonymous to the Selectors. Please do not include any biographical details, including your name, collaborators, place of study, or credits on any images, video, audio or optional description you upload.

Uploading Images

  • Images must be JPG, PNG, GIF or SVG, and have a minimum height or width of 800px and no larger than 2MB and be in RGB mode.

Uploading Video

  • All applicants who would like to submit moving image work or video documentation will need to upload these to Vimeo.

  • If you do not already have a Vimeo account, you can create a Vimeo Free account and upload up to two videos per month, allowing up to 25 videos in total. Each video size can be up to 250 GB. If you want to submit more than 2 videos, you can do so by uploading these with the appropriate time ahead of the deadline or by submitting videos from more than one Vimeo Free account.

  • Please ensure the video clip is less than 2 minutes long.

  • Vimeo supports the following formats; MP4, MOV, MWV, AVI or FLV.

  • Video files must be no longer than 2 minutes. Please edit longer works to a 2-minute excerpt indicating so.

  • In Privacy, 'Sharing' must be set to ‘Public' and 'Where can the video be embedded?' must be set to 'Anywhere'.

  • You must rate all of your videos (to say if they contain nudity, violence, profanity, or illegal substances, and mark any content that contains advertisements) in order for them to be viewed.

  • Additional help:

    Find compression and resolution help here

    Find additional upload help here

Uploading Audio

  • Please upload audio directly to the submission site in MP3 format only.
  • Audio files should be no longer than 2 minutes and no larger than 10MB.
  • Please edit longer works to a 2-minute excerpt indicating so.

Uploading Description

  • Each work can be accompanied by an optional description of no more than 40 words which can be a description of the work, or give the Selectors more context.

Download the 2024 Submission Guidelines here:

New Contemporaries 2024 Submission Guidelines