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Oexmann Art Award Competition and Exhibition 2022

Born in or living in Wiltshire?  Then why not enter the Oexmann Art Competition - entries welcome from all ages and prizes awarded.

The object of the competition is to encourage and promote Wiltshire artists and is open to everyone born or living in Wiltshire (Wiltshire Museum reserves the right to ask prize-winners for proof of birthplace or residence).

Entries may be of any subject matter and can be in any two dimensional medium i.e. painting, drawing, collage and printmaking but not computer generated. Entries must be original work and the judges will not consider works that reveal copying, plagiarism or use of photography.

To allow the maximum number of entries to be exhibited, the overall size including frame must not exceed 80cm x 60cm (landscape or portrait). These dimensions are strictly enforced due to limited gallery space.

PRIZES - awarded in the following categories:

First: £500
Second: £300
Purchase: £200
Drawing: £50
Merit prizes and commendation certificates may also be awarded.

Children and Young Persons
Age 6 - 11:
First: £50
Second: £30

Age 12 - 18:
First: £75
Second: £40

3D: £40

Merit prizes and commendation certificates may also be awarded.

Please bring your entries to the Museum during normal working hours between Tuesday 22 and Saturday 26 November 2022.  Check our opening times here.

There is an entry charge of £3.50 for each picture submitted in the over 18s category, maximum three pictures per person.

There is no charge in the 18s categories, maximum two pictures per person.

Entries are judged by three experienced and well-known artists and will take place on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

The prize-giving will be held on Saturday 14 January 2023.

The exhibition of winning and selected entries will be held at Wiltshire Museum from 17 December 2022 to 18 February 2023.


Oexmann - Adult entry Form

Oexmann - Kids Entry Form


Please contact Heather Ault, Competition Manager with any queries

T: 01380 727369


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