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Contestants must submit written proposals to the training and mentoring organisation for art creatives and professionals. The proposals should outline the viability of contestants' long-term business plan and state why they should win one of the three awards.

Awards include a 90% discount on the Art Dealers Bootcamp price, an Antiques Trade Gazette subscription courtesy of Brownhill Insurance Group, a curated art collection on the Artfinder website, one-to-one financial and taxation consultation with expert Keith Graham, personal mentoring sessions with Be Smart About Art's Susan Mumford and more.

The Bootcamp includes professional development training and mentoring, with industry experts delivering over 20 modules ranging from developing a marketing plan to insider methods for selling art and increasing profitability.

Proposals should be no longer than 1000 words and should be submitted by Friday, October 18, either via the online form on https://bsaa.com/applytobootcamp or by emailing savvy@besmartaboutart.com.

The judging panel includes art world figures and specialist advisors to the industry.

The winners will be announced in the week commencing October 21.