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Call for entries: the Niche Prize

The Royal Institution of Great Britain sent out this call for entries:

The Royal Institution is delighted to be working on a new partnership with the journal Nature on an unprecedented competition bringing together science and art. Initially inspired by the words of a former Director of the Ri, Lawrence Bragg, who said ‘never talk about science, show it to them!’ the Niche Prize will give entrants the chance to stretch their imaginations to the full in devising an arresting and inspiring installation.

In spring 2008, the Ri will reopen its doors following a £20 million refurbishment and this prize will provide the winners with the opportunity to fill a niche – both literally and metaphorically – for one year in this unique and iconic building. The prize will also provide the winners with a fabulous opportunity to identify with the global agenda and the democratization of science which the Ri is famous for.

Judges of the prize will include Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution, Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature and Lady Ritblat. Needless to say, the award provides a unique opportunity for the winners to become an integral part of a key moment in the Royal Institution’s 208-year history of celebrating science.

Open to artists of any nationality.

Application deadline is Feb. 22, 2008

Find guidelines and an application form at http://www.rigb.org/events/awards.jsp

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