2024 LIMCAF application opens, themed “Humanism”

Organizers of the Life in My City Arts Festival (LIMCAF) released applications for the 2024 edition as the largest and longest-running annual festival in Nigeria returns in grand style. The yearly art contest is usually hosted to foster artistic creativity though empowering young and budding artists, male and female including persons living with disabilities (PLWD) not older than 35 years.

The theme, ‘Humanism,’ seeks to explore the qualities that make us human. It calls for the spirit of altruism and a determined effort to ensure the common good of all is guaranteed.

The bigger picture

LIMCAF, a special-purpose vehicle for discovering young artists, features exhibitions, lectures, an art and craft fair, and workshops, in addition to the fine art competition.

Former winners

Mr Kelvin Ijiko from Lagos State emerged as the overall winner of LIMCAF, 2023 Edition in Enugu.

Ijiko was announced the winner of the best painting and mixed media (for N500,000) and a double award worth N1,500,000 cash prize.

Other winners were: Adebayo Ebenezer Seun, Oryina Priscilla Doowuese, Mayi Theophilus Ekoja, Nkwocha Ezichi Nnanyerugo, Audu Philip Iko-Ojo,

2024 Life in My City Arts Festival Competition Details

Deadline: The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2024. Works not received ONLINE on or before the deadline will not be accepted.

Eligibility: The festival competition is open to all artistes who will not be more than 35 years of age on October 26, 2024 and who have been residing/working/studying in Nigeria for at least five yers before his/her application.

Categories: Painting/Mixed Media, Sculpture/ InstallationArt, Ceramics, Graphics/ Photography, Digital Art/Video, Textile/Fashion Design and Drawing.

A new category has also been added specifically for female artists, persons living with disabilities, and younger artists.


Overall Winner – N1,000,000.00.

Best Painting/Mixed media/Drawing – N500,000.00.

Best Sculpture/Installation Art – N500,000.00.

Best Ceramics N500,000.00.

Best Graphics/Digital Art N500,000.00.

Photography/Video N500,000.00.

Best Textile Art/Fashion N500,000.00.

Drawing N500,000.00.

Consolation Prizes N50,000.00.(each)

Most Creative Female Artist N500,000.00.

Special Award for Person with Disability N500,000.00.

Painting/Mixed media

Sculpture/Installation Art



Digital Art/Video

Textile Art/Fashion Design


Justice Aniagolu Prize for Originality – N300,000.00.

Dr. Pius Okigbo Prize for Technical Proficiency – N150,000.00.

Mfon Usoro Prize for Best Entry from Uyo-Calabar Region – N200,000.00.

Vin Matin Ilo Prize for Best Entry from Enugu Region – N200,000.00.

Fedelia Okoroafor Prize for Most Promising Female Artist – N200,000.00.

International Travel for Top Artists

Opportunities for Art Residencies will be announced later.

The award will be presented on Saturday 26th October, 2024 at the International Conference Centre, IMT, Enugu.

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