The competition aims to investigate the most interesting ideas in international contemporary art, "to go to the frontline to search for different trends in the international art world and to document at the same time the new artistic languages as they develop".
The deadline for entries to the competition is 20th April 2013, and there are five categories this year: Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, and new for 2013 Video Arts and Sculpture/Installation. Eighty works will be selected to form an exhibition of finalists that will take place from 22nd June - 6th July at the prestigious Granai gallery, a section of the Museo Fattori art gallery in Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, and the final award ceremony will take place at the end of this exhibition, on 6th July 2013 (see website for full details).
The competition has already attracted many entries from artists of many backgrounds and styles, and these can be seen on the excellent Premio Combat website.
To see the winners of the 2012 Premio Combat Prize click here