To celebrate the first 50 days of the new version of CenSta, we featured an artist a day via the 50×50 project. We selected creatives from across our online communities and gave them the starring role on our homepage and on our social media for the day, giving them exposure to our members, followers & wider audience.

As promised, we have two cash prizes of £500 to give away. These are: the Judges Choice Award, and the Self-promotion Award, given to the featured artist who made the most out of their social media spaces to let people know about the feature and promote their work.

The Judges Choice was selected by:

Mutley – Director, SWG3
Lara Moloney – Director, The Skinny
Ravi Amaratunga – Media Project Manager, Channel 4
Damien Smith – Partner Director & Co-founder, ISO

And the winner is…

The work of Vienna-based Atelier Olschinsky was universally admired by the judges. They felt the quality and range of work from this small studio was extraordinary. From illustration and photography to print design and typography their projects display great depth and beauty and as a body of work were felt to be incredibly distinct.

See more work by Atelier Olschinsky on Behance & on their website.

And the winner of the self-promotion award is…

On Day 34 we featured Nick Cocozza, and for many, many days afterwards we would notice tweets from Nick linking back to his feature. Then we’d notice Nick commenting and supporting other 50×50 artists on Facebook. And then we noticed that Nick’s feature on Day 34 was getting more and more views & more and more comments. Nick was doing something right. And Nick has won himself £500 for being pro-active and getting noticed not only by us by the public. Congratulations Nick.

See more work from Nick Cocozza here & here.

A special mention should go out to Coll Hamilton, Jessica McDermott, Liz West & Laura Barnard who also made fantastic efforts to bring attention to their feature.

Thank you to everyone who participated in 50 Artists in 50 Days, and to everyone who has become a member of our community during the promotion. Remember, we will still be selecting artists and work to feature so if you haven’t yet, connect with us and show us your work!


Take a look at the full list of the 50 creatives we featured during our first 50 days here.