The 2018 Competition
We hope to build on the reputation of the competition following the spectacular ‘Conflict’ Exhibition in 2016.
The 2018 theme and details will be announced, and registration open, on 30th September 2017.
Previous Art Competition
“The most thought provoking exhibition of works which stir the depths of the soul. Quite incredible the variety of interpretations in so many mediums on the same theme. So, so many truly gifted artists.”
The 2016 theme of ‘conflict’ produced some extremely powerful images, with 565 entries this was by far the most impressive event so far.
We were extremely privileged to have judges including Ken Howard and P J Crook. Ken Howard, Chair of the judges, said “If you win be pleased, if not the judges made a mistake.” PJ Crook was “hugely impressed by the high standard and diversity of both the 2D and 3D entries.”
Caroline Chappell – The Waking Path
The Broadway Arts Festival Prize of £1000, sponsored by John Noott Galleries, was won by Banbury artist Caroline Chappell for her acrylic & mixed media on canvas piece The Waking Path.
Rod Ashman – Exposed to the Landscape
The Local Artist’s Prize, sponsored by The Richard Hagen Gallery, was won by Cheltenham based Rod Ashman for his mixed media on paper Exposed to the Landscape.
Emma Clegg – Hope
The 3D Prize of £500, sponsored by Little Buckland Gallery, was won by Emma Clegg for her pottery based piece Hope.
Peter Granville-Edmunds – ‘Why’
The ‘Visitors’ Choice’ prize of £250 of framing sponsored by Richard Christie Framemaker was won by Cheltenham artist Peter Granville-Edmunds with ‘Why’