Passion To Perform 2018 by Yamana Gold

$6,000 for first place


We are excited to announce that the 2018 contest is now open. We are calling all artists to submit their works.

Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists.

Pieces of art that become part of the permanent Passion To Perform collection may be displayed in Yamana Gold’s offices, thereby visually communicating a sense of performance to employees and visitors alike.


For this year's contest, artists were welcome to submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform. The following prizes were awarded in $USD based on a jury selection:
$6,000 for first place
$2,500 for second place
$1,500 for third place
In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.


The competition is open to any person practicing art. The initial entry is online, followed by a second round of short listed works before final selection. Entry is free, at our portal. We will only be admitting 2 entries per person. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All of the short listed works will be transported to the corporate offices of Yamana Gold in Toronto, Canada, using regional collection centres set up by the company with reputable courier firms. The cost of shipment and insurance of the short listed entries will be borne by the company.

All artists and participants, by applying to the competition, agree to participate in media interviews and any other public relation events to promote their work and the competition.