Visual Art Open 2020 Art Prize,a not for profit event and art competition is open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.
Applying to the VAO20 Art Prize gives you the chance to showcase yourself and make connections with art enthusiasts, critics and purchasers alike.
There are six key categories:
• Painting / Mixed Media / Printmaking
• Illustration / Drawing
• Young Artist (16 - 24 years old)
• Children's Award (15 years old and under)
There will be two stage:
In the 1st stage artist must submit an image(s) of their work. The jury then will view and discuss all the entries from the digital image submitted. Shortlisted artists will be notified that they have been selected for 2nd stage of judging. Finalists will be notified if they are successful in the awards and be invited to attend the VAO exhibition . You will be required to send your work framed in preparation of events where your artwork will be showcased. The finalists work will be placed on sale in the final exhibition, and VAO will exclusively undertake all sales of shortlisted paintings in the exhibition.
• Artists are only permitted to enter 5 artworks into the competition. It is permitted to send a maximum of 2 images per submission.
• The painting must be a new or recent work, preferably created in the past 3 years.
As each round of judging passes, your work will be promoted across our social media and website as well as the opportunity to be featured in regional and national press, opening your work to a greater audience.
Exhibition and winners announced of all 30 shortlisted works will be held at
Artists are only permitted to enter 5 artworks into the competition at a cost of £15 each. Young Artists under the age of 24 pay £10 per artwork entry, totaling a maximum of £50 for 5 artworks entered.
Who can participate? ⇣
Visual Art Open 2020, art competition is open to both amateur and professional artists. There are no restrictions on age or place of birth.