COE ’11 was launched on Saturday, 3rd September by Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell. A very large crowd was in attendance and entertainment was provided by the Tuam-based Earwig Arts Company. The selector of COE ’11 Mr. Chris Hammond of MOT International awarded the €8,000 prize fund as follows:
Fergus Daly from Galway was awarded €5,000 for his video ‘Book of Voluntary Death’.
Helen Hughes from Dublin was awarded €2,000 for her mixed media sculptures ‘Solartex’ and ‘Excellent Kit’.
Harald den Breejen from Holland was awarded €1,000 for his installation on Henri Wolff.