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Oexmann Art Competition

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 are 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

Merit prizes and commendation certificates may also be awarded.

Please bring your entries to the Museum during normal working hours between Monday 6 March and Sunday 12 March.

Entries are judged by three experienced and well-known artists and will take place on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

The prize-giving will be on Sunday 2 April 2017.

An exhibition of winning and selected entries will be at the Museum from 2 April to 29 May 2017.

Further details and entry forms available here:
Adult Entry Form.

Children and Young Person’s Entry Form.

  • 2nd April 2017 - 14th July 2017
  • 0:00 - 7:00
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