The exhibition and prizes acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the artists and their contribution to contemporary art within Liverpool, as well as further afield. It aims to promote national awareness and discussion of contemporary art in the city and to support individual artists in developing their practices.
The Liverpool Art Prize is a competition of contemporary art open to professional artists based in or born in the Liverpool City Region of the United Kingdom.
The Prize has attracted sponsors from the local business community.
2012 will be the Fifth year and the exhibition will take place at METAL at Edge Hill Station.