The Big Pause Cover

Enter your lockdown inspired art to our competition for a chance to have your work included in an online exhibition and to win one of three cash prizes.

Our theme ‘The Big Pause’ seeks to bring together a collection of artworks inspired by or created during lockdown.
Creativity has been an an important way for many people to express their experiences and feelings during this time.
This exhibition will bring together a visual record of people’s experiences from the past few months which we hope will be a source of continued inspiration and expression.
Who can enter? 

Anyone over 16 can enter the competition.

What can I enter?

Entries can be in any visual arts or crafts medium.

How many pieces can be submitted?

One piece per entry.

How much does it cost?

The entry fee is £5 and is non-refundable.

When & where will the exhibition take place?

Exhibition dates tbc (likely Sept/Oct 2020) The exhibition will be held online and selected artworks will also be shared via social media.

Will the artworks be for sale?

All selected exhibitors will have the option to sell their work through the exhibition. Sales will be subject to a 30% commission, of which 25% will be donated to our chosen charity, and 5% will cover processing fees.

Chosen Charity

Hope In Depression provides education, support and most importantly community for those suffering with depression & anxiety, as well as their supporters.

Who are the judges?

Georgina Ettridge (Studio Jeweller,) Elizabeth Hammond (Visual Artist,) Julie Drury (Designer/Maker) and Rebecca Maddox (Director, Artful Collective.)

Closing Date for Entries

Sunday 9th August


£200 Judges choice award

2 x runners up awards of £50 each.

These prizes have been generously sponsored by Test Valley Arts Foundation.

How To Enter

Step 1: Pay the £5 Entry Fee

25% of all competition proceeds will be donated to our chosen charity.

Please note: payment will navigate you away from this page so you will have to return to fill in the form below.

Step 2: Fill in the Form & Attach Your Artwork

Phone: +447919358158
Artful Events, UK