The 2022 Open Art Competition & Selling Exhibition

Our annual open art competition is open to any artist, in any medium including painting, sculpture, drawing, textiles, ceramics & printmaking.

View the Competition Prize Winners & Highly Commended

Prizes include:

We have a panel of esteemed judges, including category judges from the sponsors. Find out more about our 2022 judges

Artists’ work that is selected for the final judging stage will form an exclusive selling exhibition at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery on the High Street in Broadway from 21st – 30th October 2022, open daily from 10am – 4:30pm. Entry to the exhibition (and museum) is free. This beautiful Broadway landmark is in prime position in the village. The exhibition will be displayed over 2 floors of professional gallery space in this stunning 17th Century former coaching inn.

Terms:

  • There was no theme to adhere to
  • Anyone over the age of 16 could enter
  • All entries qualified for the main prize (any medium)
  • Unlimited entries were permittedhowever only one entry per artist can progress to the finals and exhibition (to increase the number of artists represented in the exhibition).
  • You could submit multiple entries for the same prize category
  • The maximum size for all indoor artwork was 1 metre x 1 metre (to include any frame)
  • To qualify for the Local Artist prize you must reside in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire or the West Midlands.
  • The title and price of your entry cannot be altered once the entry has been submitted.
  • As 30% 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. (Note this has been reduced from 35% in 2021).

*Prize for Best Entry from a Local Artist: Amy McLelland and EFA Gallery are proud to sponsor the prize for ‘Best Entry from a Local Artist’ with the prize of two weeks of coveted exhibition space. The winning artist will have several pieces listed for sale online, social media marketing campaigns carried out to promote their work, and most importantly, specially curated display space on the gallery walls for up to two weeks. To qualify for this prize, artists must reside in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire or the West Midlands.

For the 150 finalists that make it through to the exhibition, handing in will take place at Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, 75 High Street (WR12 7DP) on Tuesday 18th October from 10am-12:30pm and 1:30 – 4pm.

There will be an exclusive Private View of the exhibition for prizewinners, festival VIPs, judges, Benefactors and sponsors on the opening evening of Friday 21st October at 5-7pm. Artists – please RSVP to claim your place at the PV.
Handing back days for unsold pieces will be Sunday 30th October 4:30-5:30pm and Monday 31st October 10am-1:30pm.
For those pieces that make it through to the finalist exhibition:
  • All work to be insured by the entrant
  • All work should be submitted ready to hang with a wire/string/hanging on the back (no mirror plates please) or with a plinth
  • Each work should be clearly labelled with name, title, medium and price on the back or underneath.
For any further queries please email competition@broadwayartsfestival.com or leave a message on 01386 898387.
View the Prize Winners & Highly Commended
Competition Judges

Frequently Asked Questions

Entries must be a maximum of 1 m x 1m (to include the frame).

No, we ask that entries are complete at the time of submission as the first stage of judging is done via the image submitted at the time of entry. These cannot be updated at a later date.

In sort, no.

Just indicate your entry is not for sale on the form by clicking “Not for sale”.

Broadway Arts Festival is an arts charity and the cost of holding and curating the competition and exhibition is significant.

Any monies left over after costs go towards the running of the festival, our student bursary scheme and schools outreach programme.

Entry fees have increased slightly in 2022 in line with increases in our costs.

Sadly not. We have moved the entry process online this year in order to reduce admin burden as we are a charity.

Entry fee payment needs to be via credit or debit card when completing the entry form. See the bottom of the form.

In short, no. This creates too much admin burden and can cause confusion and errors in the system.

In short, no. This creates too much admin burden and can cause confusion and errors in the system.

Please note:

30% of the sale price of sold work goes to defray the costs of curating the competition and supporting the charitable work of the Broadway Arts Festival (a reduction from 35% in 2021). The remaining 70% is paid to the artist via bank transfer once the sale has been processed.

To withdraw an entry please email competition@broadwayartsfestival.com and provide your name, email address and entry title stating that you would like it to be withdrawn. Unfortunately we cannot refund your entry fee.

This year we are opening the competition up to young people age 16+.

There is not a children’s competition, but do look out for the many events and activities for the younger generation at the next festival in June 2023.

For those pieces that make it through to the finalist exhibition, all work must be insured by the entrant.

You can ship your artwork to the exhibition organiser (details still to be decided), but it MUST arrive on the 26th September between 10am and 6pm.

However if your work does not sell, you must arrange for collection. We do not package and ship.

Yes, however if you can supply a plinth for sculpture or small easel for paintings, that would be much appreciated.

We will notify you by phone if your entry sells or if there is an offer placed on your work. We will check we have your phone number at hand in.
30% of the sale price of sold work goes to defray the costs of curating the competition and supporting the charitable work of the Broadway Arts Festival (a reduction from 35% in 2021).
You will need to email your bank details to finance@broadwayartsfestival.com so we can transfer the remaining 70% directly into your bank account. You will then be emailed a record of your sale.

If your entry does not sell (i.e. if you don’t hear from us), or is not for sale, please collect your artwork between 4-6pm on Sunday 9th October or between 10am-1pm on Monday 10th October.

Apologies, but no.

Unsold work needs to be collected from the venue between 4:30-5:30pm on Sunday October 30th or between 10am-1:30pm on Monday 31st October.

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

2022 Exhibition Venue