Thursday, 20 June 2013

National Open Art Competition

Now in its 17th year, and with an impressive total prize fund of £50,000, the National Open Art Competition is calling for entries for the 2013 competition.

Sponsored by Towry, the Wealth Adviser, this annual open competition aims to nurture creative talent from both emerging and professional artists. Last year’s prize saw a record number of entries; over 2,100 works were submitted from across the UK for consideration by the panel of judges.

Mediums including painting, drawing, photography, original prints, wall hung installations and computer generated art may be submitted for the competition. Art works must be new or recent (preferably in the last 3 years).

The image submitted must be true to the artwork (try to avoid unnecessary background) and the Artist must be its author. The art work shown on the image (s) must be available, if shortlisted, for judging at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester on 9th September 2013 and the exhibition(s). Approximately 100 works will be selected for exhibitions in London and Chichester in Autumn 2013.

The entry fee is £20 to register and submit one work. Additional works may be submitted at £20 each, a total of six may be submitted for the competition.


This competition is open to all artists and photographers living, or professionally based, in the United Kingdom.

To be eligible to qualify for the young artist prize you must be 25yrs old or younger at the date of the start of the 2013 exhibition. However please note you can be any age to enter the competition and you don't have to be under 25 to win a prize.

Prizes include:

• Towry Award for Best in Show of £10,000
• Photographic Prizes of £7,000
• Young Artist Prizes for artists under 25 years of age

Moreover, up to nine Regional Prizes will also be awarded.

For more information click here
Deadline July 31, 2013

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