John Moores Project Manager Angela Samata looks after everything to do with the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize - here she is to tell us about how things have been going with JM2010 so far...
So, today is the day that the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010 took the leap into the previously unknown world of Twitter - and what a response!
The John Moores mailbox was full of entries and emails saying that other twitterers, if that’s the right term, had started following us when I arrived at the snowy and very chilly Walker Art Gallery this morning.
The John Moores 2010 is also the first time that artists can enter online - another great success - with over 90% of entrants using this method to register for the prize and the chance to walk away with the £25,000 prize money.
The prize today has the same ethos it always has: to showcase the best of contemporary painting talent at the Walker art Gallery. It is open to all throughout the UK, professional and non professional artists alike.
Entrants now have just 6 weeks left to register, as the Call For Entries closes on 19 February 2010.
For all the latest JM2010 news, you can follow us on Twitter: @JohnMoores2010
Good luck with your entry!