GVACE 2017

Last year’s scheduled Guyana Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition (GVACE) was postponed until this year, explanations have not been given, but we are grateful that it is still being considered as part of the Ministry’s programme.


The competition in its current form is a revamped version of an older competition, one that was ongoing for many years prior to 1992.  Between 1992 and 2012, no such competitions were held.  2012 saw the re-emergence of the competition and much to the joy of many photographers, there was a Photography Category.  This year will mark the third year that Photography is included, and in such a diverse field, with such diverse talents, it is not surprising that no one has medalled twice so far.

Deadline for this year’s entries is May27th.

I had to hunt for the entry forms, brochure and artwork receipt to download, and then I was disappointed in what I found.  However, its the ministry and the GVACE board has limited personnel resources, so I’ll be lenient.

I have edited the Brochure for presentation, the contents remain the same.


The Registration Form (three pages) and the Receipt for Artwork files, I left them visually as they were, except that I included fillable fields that you can fill in before printing out.  I thought this may help for people like myself who have less than the most legible handwriting (You may need to save the PDF files to your PC before the editable form fields show up).



I understand completely that in editing, some things may have changed, so you can also see the Ministry’s page on the competition here: GVACE 2017

2 thoughts on “GVACE 2017

  1. M. Mansoor says:

    I wish they had left it open for those who are living in Guyana and working for this country, just because they are not the citizen of this country they can’t compete nor even participate. This is sad.

    • Michael Lam says:

      I do understand where you are coming from, but unlike other competitions or curated events, I understand that this one is specifically for “Guyanese”.
      Let’s hope that they have others that can be open to others who live and work here as well.

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