Being awarded the Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize is a unique opportunity which stimulates your artistic development, providing both generous financial support towards the materialization of your ideas, and encouraging you to keep making mistakes in order to expand and refine your practice.
After having not being selected in 2017, I was hesitant to apply. I would strongly advise you to fight the instinct to underestimate your work; allow yourself to consider yourself eligible and make your work visible.
Thinking ahead slightly, it is also very important to have the piece ready even before the results of the competition are published; otherwise you might find yourself having to face unexpected time pressure and other logistical issues instead of simply being able to celebrate your success.
Good luck to all you potential Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize winners!
Pablo Castañeda Santana