ArtPrize changes its award structure for 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The annual ArtPrize competition in Michigan is changing its awards, doubling the amount of a top prize selected by art experts.

Organizers on Thursday announced the Juried Grand Prize will increase to $200,000 from $100,000 to match the amount for the prize selected by public vote. They're also doubling the number of finalists from a "Top 10" to a "Final 20" in the competition's second round of voting.

The sixth annual event runs Sept. 24 to Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Also new this year, artists will submit work in one of four categories: 2-D, 3-D, Time Based or Installation. Eight $20,000 category awards will be given out, including four decided by public vote and four decided by an expert jury. In total, $560,000 will be awarded.



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