Awards & Competitions - in Africa

2017 Land Art Competition

Status: Open
Registration: Opens on October 3, 2016 – Closes on January 31, 2017
Submission of Entries: February 10-15, 2017
Cost: $40 for individal entry / $50 for team entry
Jury´s deliberation: March 31-April 17, 2017
Winners’ announcement: April 30, 2017
Building Workshops to Realize the Top 40 Design Entries: September 2017 to March 2019.


Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 2017 Land Art Competition

This is an international competition open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, engineers and university students. Registration deadline is January 31, 2017. 

Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and organizations dedicated to community placemaking to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition.The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. The submitted entries can be functional or nonfunction works but must aim at creating a truly unique experience that becomes emblematic of what an arts village is and how it needs to function as a PLACE. Twenty of the submitted proposals will be selected for creation on site and to be exhibited as site-specific public art installations that will altogether become a part of the Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana. The arts village is designed as a learning center to provide relational spaces for creative people from the region and other countries to live, work, learn and create.

Submissions must be received by the competition organizers no later than February 15, 2017. The construction site will be Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $3,000 (USD) for materials and local labor.



Jurors will award prizes for:

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $700
  • and 3rd: $400.

Honourable Mentions Certificates will be awarded by the jury to 7 of the Top 40 Entries.


How to register

If you want to Register, please clik here. 

and submit your design entry via the competition discussion board.


About the Foundation:

Nka Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the United States that exists to serve underserved communities in Africa. They have a focus on human capital development through use of the arts, broadly defined to include visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, design, new media/film production, arts history, arts criticism, arts education, arts administration and curatorship, and emerging others. In 2009, it was incorporated as a non-profit seeking company under the laws of the Republic of Ghana to carry on the work of bringing together motivated creative individuals in arts and technology, arts groups and supportive others to create cross-cultural synergy for community arts practice and infrastructure to support their continued professional growth and enhance the social, cultural and economic vitality of rural communities. The Foundation will be registered and develop residency facilities in other countries.


For further information

For further information about the Organizer, please clik here. 

For further information about the Organizer – Mr. Barthosa Nkurumeh, Project Director – in Facebook , please click here. 

To send an e-mail to Mr. Barthosa Nkurumeh, Project Director – please write here. 



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