As the only one working with ephemeral works worldwide, the Szpilman Award 2013 is calling for submissions, closing September 30. Run by the Szpilman collective the award will go to the person who can make the best transitory work. The winner will be announced on November 10, receive a challenge cup, a trip to the Szpilman headquarters in the village of Cimochowizna in north-east Poland and cash from the dynamic cash kitty of the Jackpot Stipendium.
Raising the prize money in parallel to the event it goes with the transitory nature of the works, usually based around a specific event. Last year, Amanda Wachob was a finalist for getting a tattoo of Luke Skywalker with the intention of lasering off his hand, while Miná Minov won for offering her prize money as a bribe in a letter. She will be on the jury this year. See the Szpilman Award website for more details. **