This year the competition has 72 participant artists with correctly completed applications from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. After Jury decision for the main prize are compete these X YPP finalists: Arnolds Andersons / LV;Kęstutis Juršėnas / LT; Liisa Kruusmägi / EE; Linda Lagzdina / LV; Sandra Strele / LV; Laura Igovena / LV; Monika Radžiūnaitė / LT; Monika Plentauskaitė / LT; Justine Seile / LV; Jurgis Tarabilda / LT; Ieva Juršėnaitė / LT; Eglė Norkutė / LT; Solveig Lill / EE; Gabrielė Vingraitė / LT; Aira Urbonavičiutė / LT.
The main prize of Young Painter Prize 2018:
+ 2000 EUR
+ 1500 EUR value two months in art residency (a studio and accommodation) in Artistic Research Center HANGAR, located in Graça, Lisbon, Portugal.
+ SOLO exhibition in Vilnius, Pamėnkalnio galerija
The Members of the Evaluation Commission:
1. Francesca Ferrarini , independent art advisor specialized in contemporary art and emerging artists, art advisor at Lewben Art Foundation, Italy.
2. Bruno Leitão , art curator, Curator Director at Artistic Research Center HANGAR, Portugal.
3. Neringa Bumblienė , art curator at Contemporary Art Center, researcher and writer, Lithuania.
4. Līna Birzaka-Priekule , art historian and curator at the Exhibition Hall Arsenāls, National Museum, Latvia.
5. Kaido Ole, painter and sculptor, Estonia.
6. Žygimantas Augustinas, artist, Lithuania.
The Patrons of Young Painter Prize :
Mindaugas Raila, the family of Nicolas Ortiz, Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte, Lewben Art Foundation and Bajorunas/Sarnoff Foundation.
The Special Mention Prize winner will be awarded by the creative communication agency autoriai , which works closely with artists from the Baltic Sea region. The winner of this prize will be selected by a jury consisting of Artist And Composer Lina Lapelyte , art historian and NDG curator Jolanta Marcisauskyte -Jurašienė, artist, designer, researcher, engineer Julijonas Urbonas and Nerijus Keblys, art director at "autoriai".
This year, the young artists of YPP will enjoy the additional prize established by The Rooster Gallery , which works exclusively with young generation artists. One of the finalists of the project will be awarded by The Rooster Gallery.