Open Call for Artists: Visual Art Open Prize 2019

Visual Art Open


The competition is open to both UK and international artists, and is a celebration of emerging and established artists working in one of more of the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture and young artists.


  • Overall Winner - Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works
  • Commercial mentoring package
  • Exclusive solo show decided in consultation with the winner
  • Exhibition at Chester Arts Fair 2020 worth £1,000.

Individual Categories - A cash prize of £250.00 will be awarded to the winner of each category

There is a £15 entry fee for each artwork submitted, or £10 for young artists under the age of 24.

This year, artists who apply on or before the 12th December will receive guaranteed coverage on our social media channels, email newsletter and feedback from the judging panel.

Artists are invited to apply online at

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