the VAO art competition is currently running in its Sixth consecutive year and is open to both amateur and professional artists.
The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike.
There are five key categories for entrants to apply to:
Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking
Illustration & Drawing
Photography / Digital Art
Young Artist (16 – 24 years old)
Deadline : 15th March 2021
Presented by the Visual Artists Association, the prestigious VAO 2021 Prize is now celebrating its fifth edition and offers an £8,000 Prize Fund.
Overall Winner Receives :
• Cash prize
• Solo Show at Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair
• Annual Mentorship Programme
• International Online Global Art Exhibition of Finalists
• Free Career Development Talks
• 20% Discount with Cass Art All Category Winners Receives:
• £250 cash prize
• Finalists will be exhibited at Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show.
Who may enter ?
All UK & International artists are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize 2021. •
£20 for 1st submission and £10 per additional artwork £15.00 for entrants under 24 years and £10 per additional artwork.
• Renown Judging Panel, the prize is open to both amateur and professional artists of all levels.
Application Pricing Structure:
1 Artwork = £20 / £15
2 Artworks = £30 / £25
3 Artworks = £40 / £35
4 Artworks = £50 / £45
5 Artworks = £60 / £55
For further information visit the official website