The 2020 Open Art Competition at Little Buckland Gallery:

Broadway Beyond by Julie Dunster Winner of the Great Broadway Paint Off 2019

Broadway Beyond by Julie Dunster, Winner of the Great Broadway Paint Off 2019

The competition is open to any artist in any country, in any medium including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, ceramics, textiles, digital art, installation and designer makers.

The theme for the competition is ‘Hinterland’: this should be used as an inspiration but not a necessity.

Artists’ work that is selected for the final judging stage will be shown both online on the Broadway Arts Festival

website and in a prestigious selling exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery from 29 May – 14 June 2020.

Prizes will include:

  • The Richard Hagen Gallery prize £1000
  •  The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Prize for Representational Art – £500
  •  The John Noott Galleries Prize for Figurative Art – £500
  •  The Little Buckland Gallery Prize for 3D Art – £500
  •  The New Entrant Prize – £500
  •  The Richard Christie Framemaker Visitors’ Choice Prize – £500 of Framing
  •  Gallery Representation
  •  Artist in Residence at Little Buckland Gallery

We are delighted to announce that Stewart Geddes, esteemed President of the RWA and renowned artist Ann Blockley, RI, SWA have agreed to be on the judging panel.

Up to four entries per artist. The preliminary judging will be via online images or a posted photograph.  To maximise your chance of selection please send as good an image as possible. Closing date 26th April 2020.

A non-refundable Entry fee of £15 for the first piece entered and £10 for the subsequent entries.  Late entries received between 27th April and  3rd May will incur an entry fee of £20 per piece.

You will be notified by 8th May, whether or not, your work has been selected for the final judging stage and participation in the exhibition.

Handing-in days 15th to 17th May, 9am to 5pm at Little Buckland Gallery. Pick-up from London/Bristol/Birmingham £10 per entrant. Unsold exhibited work should be collected on Monday 15th June, 9am to 7pm. Please let us know if these dates aren’t feasible.

For queries please contact Arabella Kiszely at or 01386 853739. We will accept work sent via courier if notified in advance. £10 charge for packing returned pieces for courier collection.

As 40% of the sale price of sold work will go to defray the costs of curating the competition and supporting the charitable work of the Broadway Arts Festival please price your work accordingly.

Download Entry Form