Open to Art, The International Competition of Art and Design Ceramics, is now at its third edition, fostered and organised by Milan's Officine Saffi with a view to enhancing and promoting the use of ceramics in contemporary art and design.

Applications will be open from 31st March to 21st September; the contest is open to contemporary artists of all nationalities, singles or associates, with no age limits or thematic constraints. Ceramics is the chosen material for the works, but experimentation with other, sparingly used, materials is also accepted.

An international jury will evaluate the participants according to fundamental criteria such as the work's technique, originality, project research for the art section, and originality, functionality and replicability for the design section.

The finalist works will be showcased in an exhibition in March 2019. The winning works will receive a monetary prize and will be incorporated into the Offiicine Sacchi collection.

Download the competition rules and notice: