guidelines for viewers judging the competition


The Erarta Prize is the only contemporary art prize awarded through a public vote rather than by a closed board of experts. This premise is consistent with Erarta’s core philosophy: art is being created by the artist, but it is the viewers’ perception that makes it truly powerful.

At the suggestion of our most engaged viewers who took part in various prize-related activities in 2023, the total 2024 prize value was fully allocated towards supporting the artists and will be distributed among the nominees according to the viewers’ judgement: consequently, it was increased to 3.5 million rubles.

Moreover, the vote is open to all supporters of the participating artists, including those who will not be able to attend the Erarta Museum show. All holders of valid Erarta Museum Tickets and Memberships who cannot travel to St. Petersburg during the period of the exhibition have the option to vote in absentia.

The 2024 Erarta Prize features three voting rounds: for each of them, every active Erarta Member/Ticket holder will have one vote that can be cast in favour of the artwork of their choice. Find out more about the voting procedure here.

See you at the 2024 Erarta Prize exhibition! This is going to be unmissable!