April 20, 2021

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The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds Launch 2016 Emerging Voices Awards

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This year’s category for Asia-Pacific countries is fiction literature. The winner will receive a $40,000 award, and two runners-up per category will receive $5,000 and a trip to New York. Submissions are open until May 3, 2015 and guidelines can be found here.  

The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds have announced the launch of the second annual FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards, a global initiative designed to recognize artistic talent in emerging-market nations.*

The winners in three categories – art, fiction, and film – will be announced in September 2016. Each winner will receive a $40,000 award, and two runners-up per category will receive $5,000.

“We are delighted to launch the Emerging Voices arts awards with OppenheimerFunds for the second year. The Financial Times has reported and analysed the rise of the emerging market economies and followed their political trajectories for years. These awards show our determination to learn more about, and reward, their cultural richness too,” said Michael Skapinker, FT associate editor and chair of the judges.

The 2016 Emerging Voices Awards follow the success of the inaugural program, which launched in December 2014 and garnered submissions from over 800 artists in 65 emerging-market nations. Last year, Yuhang Ho of Malaysia won the Emerging Voices film award for “Trespassed;” Chigozie Obioma of Nigeria won the Emerging Voices fiction award for “The Fishermen;” and Cristina Planas of Peru won the Emerging Voices art award for “Vultures,” “Table of Negotiations,” “Mass Grave,” and “Coloured Christ.” 

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