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Wow247: Call for Illustrators
Deadline 31 July 2014

WOW247 is the new UK events and entertainment channel from Johnston Press. More than just another listings site, WOW247 is the insider's guide to your city, with the need-to-know news, locals' tips, movie and music coverage and guides that cover every angle from cheap eats to craft beer bars.

They are looking for an illustrator to add a unique visual identity to the Wow247 insiders guide.
To apply please submit a cv and attach some examples of your illustration work.
This is a paid opportunity, open to both students & freelance illustrators. Contact Beatrice Sgorbani for further details /and to submit your interest beatrice.sgorbani@wow247.co.uk

The Guardian Charity Awards 2014:
Win £5,000 for your charity, as well as bespoke mentoring support and media training. Deadline for entries is 25 July.
The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition:
The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition is now open for entry. The 117th SSA Annual Exhibition will be held in the Royal Scottish Academy Building's entire upper galleries in 2014 from 5-20 December. There are two different deadlines depending on the type of work you wish to submit:

3 August: Deadline for online digital submission of installation, *sound, *film, performance and large-scale work (over 180cm in any direction)

14 September: Deadline for online digital submission of all work under 180cm.

New Writers Awards 2015:
Scottish Book Trust's annual awards for new writers is now open for applications. Awardees receive a £2000 cash prize, training and more. Deadline for entries is 5 September.

The Lighthouse Design Impact Award 2014
The award which was launched in 2012 aims to demonstrate the huge impact that design and innovation makes to the way we live and work. The winner of the ward will receive a prize of £5,000, funded by Creative Scotland. Deadline for entries is 5 September.

Opportunity for Young Festival Managers 2015:
The Festival Academy's 2015 Atelier for Young Festival Managers, initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA), will take place from 21-27 March 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon, in collaboration with the Beiteddine Art Festival. Young festival managers from all over the world can apply until 12 September 2014 to be one of 45 participants in this 7-day training programme led by 10 renowned festival directors.
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards, Europe's most prestigious prize in the heritage field is now open for applications. Every year, it honours outstanding heritage achievements by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and the media. The deadline is 15 October 2014.

The René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking:
The René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking is open to printmakers and students of printmaking, of any nationality and with no age limit. Several prizes can be awarded by the Jury and the internet users worth 5000 €, 3000 € and 2000 €.
Deadline for registration is 24 October 2014.

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