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!