The prize has to be one of the most lucrative and the entrants the most interesting. The shortlist features 11 artists from nine countries on four continents: Belgium, China, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Ukraine and the United States.
The American nominee is Adam Bartos, with his submission Yard Sale. He picked this topic because of the changes in the economy in the USA. As he explains:
Originally an unintentional sustainability practice, this form of localised business has grown during the recession.