How It Works

The 2018 Global Talent Search Grand Prize Winner will win a host of incredible career-enhancing prizes including international representation from Lilla Rogers Studio, an all-expenses paid round trip to Boston, USA to participate in Lilla’s annual Artist Retreat, and commissions and career consultations from some of the top executives in the business.

See here for details of what is in store for our winner! *Please note the judges and prizes will be updated over the next few months.



  1. Registration opens on TUESDAY 10 April 2018 and once registered, you will have access to a GTS portal website area to get all the information. (This will be accessed via your account page on the website)
  2. On MONDAY 25 June, you will have access to the first professional-level creative brief, along with details of how to submit it via a private web portal. This creative brief will comprise a multi-page downloadable PDF with visuals, color ideas, Lilla’s tips, and more. You will need to submit your piece to a dedicated online gallery by 9am PST / 12 noon EDT / 5pm BST on MONDAY 9 July, 2018.
  3. All pieces submitted by the deadline are reviewed by Lilla Rogers, and a shortlist of 50 will be selected.
  4. The 50 people on the shortlist will be given access to a second professional-level creative brief via the GTS portal website on FRIDAY 13 July, 2018. They will be asked to upload their work to our online gallery by 9am PST / 12 noon EDT / 5pm BST on MONDAY 23 July, 2018.
  5. The online gallery will be open WEDNESDAY 25 JULY TO MONDAY 30 JULY, 2018. Our panel of judges will choose five finalists, and a public vote will determine the sixth finalist (‘The People’s Choice’)
  6. We announce the list of finalists on on WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST and email the third and final professional-level creative brief by email to those finalists.
  7. All finalists will be contacted via email to arrange a one-to-one Skype call with Lilla. This will give them the chance to get to know each other, and discuss the contract and opportunities available to them should they win.
  8. Lilla will select the winner from among the six finalists, and this will be announced on on FRIDAY 17 August, 2018

Even if you don’t win, everyone who enters will get the following benefits:

  • Have the opportunity to work on a professional-level creative brief and develop a new portfolio piece
  • Get your work in front of Lilla Rogers

And if you get shortlisted you will also get the following benefits:

  • Further professional-level creative brief(s)
  • Get your work in front of our judging panel of experts (many of whom buy art for a living)
  • Get your work showcased in our online gallery and raise your profile through our major public voting campaign