There are two main categories in which you can participate:
• Leisure Painter: for beginners, hobby painters and less experienced amateur painters
• The Artist: for professionals, semi-professionals, art students, art tutors and experienced amateur painters
Only original work will be considered and paintings based on reference photographs must have been taken by the artist or used with the permission of the photographer. Photography, except where incorporated into collage, is not acceptable. No entry should be larger than 120x150cm when framed (canvases do not need to be framed).
The entry fee of £16 (approx. 25 USD) covers up to three entries of two-dimensional works in any media; only one work per entrant will be accepted for exhibition in the Leisure Painter category.
The competition is open to artists worldwide.
For the 2015 competition there are over £17,000 that's aproximatly. 26,500 USD worth of prize awards. Over 60 individual prizes will be awarded to selected artists in both categories.
Moreover, selected works will be exhibited in two separate galleries at Patchings Art Centre (north of Nottingham city) from June 4 to July 19, 2015.