Park Arts Competition


Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington

Arts & Crafts

19th Jun 2024 - 31st Jul 2024

UNTIL Wednesday 31st July

Park Arts Competition

Friends of Bushy and Home Parks is delighted to announce the launch of its first Park Art Competition. Supported by Landmark Art Centre, the competition is open to any amateur artist from seven years old and upwards. The aim is to showcase the most "Inspiring Elements" of either Bushy or Home Park that will encourage others to explore and respect the beauty of the Parks.

Key dates for the competition:

• 10th June – applications open for submissions.

• 31st July – applications close at 11.59pm (entries must be submitted online by this date)

• 1st August – Stage One of judging commences.

• Week commencing 19th August – selected shortlisted artists notified.

• 2nd – 5th September – Artists chosen for the shortlist need to bring their artwork to the Landmark Arts Centre for second stage of judging, and for inclusion in our exhibition.

• 6th September – Stage Two judging at the Landmark Arts Centre

• 9th – 11th September – Installation of exhibition at the Landmark Arts Centre

• 12th September – Exhibition opens, and public voting starts.

•  14th September – Private View Reception – winners of each category announced.

•  15th September – Exhibition closes

• 16th – 17th September – artists must collect unsold artworks from the Landmark Arts Centre

What: We welcome entries for 2D pieces of artwork (all media is welcomed except photography) and no larger than A2. We want artists to capture their favourite scenic view or a detailed study of a plant or animal from either Bushy Park or Home Park. We ask that the artwork has been created this year, either in the studio based on photographs, or during an en plein air visit to one of the parks.

When: Entries should be submitted digitally (JPEG format) from 10th June until 31st July 2024, along with a completed entry form and administration fee (£10 per adult entry). Selected shortlisted entries will be invited to bring their artwork to the Landmark by the 5th September for second stage of judging. They will be then exhibited at the Landmark Art Centre from 12th – 15th September 2024. The winners of each category will be announced at an evening reception on 14th September. The judges will be made up of selected representatives of the local arts and the park communities, plus management of Landmark and Friends of Bushy and Home Parks.

Judging categories:

·       7–11-year-olds (no entry fee required)

·       11–18 year-olds (no entry fee required)

·       19 years plus – Studio based-study

·       19 years plus – En plein air study (photo proof required)

·       Additionally, there will be a public vote during the exhibition for the "People's Choice Award".

Prizes: Adult winners in each category and the Peoples Award will receive a range of prizes including cash prize (supported by Teddington Community Lottery), a guided nature/history walk with refreshments (donated by Colicci's), free 12-month membership to the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks and the Landmark Art Centre. The winners and highly commended in the children's categories will receive cash prizes.

·       7–11-year-olds (no entry fee required)

·       11–18 year-olds (no entry fee required)

·       19 years plus – Studio based-study

·       19 years plus – En plein air study (photo proof required)

·       Additionally, there will be a public vote during the exhibition for the "People's Choice Award".

Prizes: Adult winners in each category and the Peoples Award will receive a range of prizes including cash prize (supported by Teddington Community Lottery), a guided nature/history walk with refreshments (donated by Colicci's), free 12-month membership to the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks and the Landmark Art Centre. The winners and highly commended in the children's categories will receive cash prizes.

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