2nd October | TOM House
First run in 1993, the Competition aims to cultivate the next generation of artists who are producing erotic artwork. The main criterion for entry is that the artist is not already commercially selling work that portrays sexuality. The Grand Prize is an original Tom of Finland drawing. The contest was judged by a stellar group of 10 internationally renowned contemporary artists: assume vivid astro focus (Eli Sudbrack and Christophe HamaidePierson), Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset), Richard Hawkins, Ryan Heffington, Bruce LaBruce, Helmut Lang, Linder and A.L. Steiner.