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Best Abstract or Experimental Art
http://www.saa.co.uk/AoY/

£100 art materials


Best Portrait or Figure
http://www.saa.co.uk/AoY/

100 art materials


The Artist of the Year 2008
http://www.saa.co.uk/images/pdfs/aoy08.pdf

The new competition was launched at Art in Action on 21st June. We saw a wondeful exhibition of paintings and look forward seeing more next year. Closing date for entries is 7th March 2008.


2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
http://www.agora-gallery.com/events/chelseafineartcompetition2008.aspx

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Agora Gallery has been sponsoring international art competitions since 1984. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most anticipated events of the year in New York City, in most recent years, the competition was juried by curators from the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Chelsea Art Museum.


5th Annual Sculpting Competition
http://www.sculpturalpursuit.com/default.asp2008

All entries must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2008. The entry form can be found in the Winter 2007 and Spring issues of Sculptural Pursuit. Grand Prize Award: Cover photo with feature article and photos in Sculptural Pursuit. Second Place Award: Feature Article and photos in Sculptural Pursuit. Third Place Award: Full-page color layout with a short article in Sculptural Pursuit. Fourth Place Award: Artist profile with color photos in CREATIVE WISDOM, our online Ezine. Industry Award: $500 gift certificates for products or services from our industry sponsors. Editors Choice Award Staff Choice Award


NEWTONMORE VILLAGE SQUARE SHINTY SCULPTURE
http://www.newtonmore.com/sculpture.htm

Introduction The village of Newtonmore, in the Scottish Highlands, some 64 miles north of Perth and 46 miles south of Inverness, is renowned as having the most outstanding record in the Scottish sport of Shinty in the history of the game. The community is inextricably bonded to the sport, and the sport to the community, In developing a project to re-landscape the Newtonmore Village Square, Newtonmore and Vicinity Community Council, in partnership with Newtonmore Business Association, have decided that a key feature of the square will be a sculpture representing the sport of shinty. This invitation requests responses as to design, materials, execution, timescale and costing for the production of such a work. Brief The village of Newtonmore is a traditional highland village - most buildings are of grey stone construction, although some are harled. The re-landscaped village square will be designed using raised beds built of matching stone, echoing the current design of the war memorial garden on the opposite side of the street, in an attempt to reinforce the identity of the square as the centre of the village. Lighting, where used, is envisaged to be soft, and underlit. The sculpture, which should be broadly life-size, will occupy a space at the right hand front corner of the space available. The traditional nature of the village, and the historic tradition of the sport as 'the Sport of the Gael' inevitably mean that any sculpture should be strictly representational and in no sense abstracted. Although it is desired that one of the players represented (if more than one is included in any design), should, through use of relief or textural effects, suggest the Newtonmore playing strip, the completed sculpture should not identifiably be of any particular player or players. Photographs of action from the sport of shinty are available in abundance by going to http://www.shinty.com/pix.htm, from which page, links lead to several hundred photographs taken over the last three years. Who may enter Established artists and sculptors, students attending colleges of art in the United Kingdom, or anyone who can demonstrate the ability to complete the project to the budget and timescale they propose is eligible to enter.


Recycled Sculpture Competition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2007/02/28/planetcornwa...

The Cornwall Gardens Society are encouraging primary and special schools throughout Cornwall to enter their sculpture competition at Boconnoc House as part of their annual Spring Show. For more details and an entry form contact the Show Director, Sally-Jane Coode on 01726-882488.


Gloria Medal SCULPTOR AWARDS
http://www.nationalsculpture.org/nss/programs/nat_comp.cfm

Given for a meritorious body of work.


Edward Fenno Hoffman Prize SCULPTOR AWARDS
http://www.nationalsculpture.org/nss/programs/nat_comp.cfm

Awarded to a young sculptor who strives to uplift the human spirit through the medium of his/her art.


Roger T. Williams Prize SCULPTOR AWARDS
http://www.nationalsculpture.org/nss/programs/nat_comp.cfm

Awarded to a young sculptor who reaches for excellence in representational sculpture.


Dexter Jones Award SCULPTOR AWARDS
http://www.nationalsculpture.org/nss/programs/nat_comp.cfm

Given to a young sculptor for the best work of sculpture in bas-relief.


Sculpture Competition
http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/community_and_leisure/time_out_in_har...

Creating sculptural models for a design competition, proved a first for the Monday Open Studio Group. Entitled 'Imagine...Remember, Reflect, React', the winning design would be built and sited in the tranquil setting of the Holcoaust Memorial Garden at Bruce Castle in Tottenham, London.


Sai Kung sand sculpture contest to be held
http://www.sc.info.gov.hk/gb/news.gov.hk/en/category/healthandcommunit...

Thirty-seven teams will showcase their creativity and skills in the Sai Kung Sand Sculpture Competition 2007 on December 2. The Leisure & Cultural Services Department contest will be held at Clear Water Bay Second Beach from 10am to 2pm. The competition will be divided into youth, family, disabled and open divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up of each division.


UBE Biennale, International Open Sculpture Competition
http://www.wai.org.uk/index.cfm?UUID=87D93352-65BF-7E43-3F59D8FBF7F75D...

The UBE Biennale is an International Open Sculpture Competition that wil be held in autumn 2007. The competition's aim is to pursue the possibility of contemporary sculpture, and to create a relation between sculpture and townscape. The final pieces will be selected for placement throughout the surrounding community with consideration to the harmony of the work and nature or the city. Maquette/Model Competition Phase 1 Presentation: maximum 20cm X 30cm X 40cm maquette/model (including pedestal). Outdoor sculpture is maximum 200cm X 300cm X 400cm, 10ton. Participants should take into consideration factors for outdoor installation and safety. Photographs, computer graphics, comments, etc. may be sent as part of the presentation. (Sheet size is 420~297 mm, 3 sheets max) Number of Entries: One presentation by one person or one group. Entries must be original work which have not been exhibited elsewhere. The work should be sent to the follwoing address: UBE BIENNALE Secretariat 1-7-1 Tokiwa-cho Ube Yamaguchi 755-8601, Japan


Northwest Watercolor Society Call for Entries - 2007 National Open Exhibition
http://www.NWWS.org

Location: Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040. Exhibition dates: March 19 - June 8, 2007. Entry Deadline: January 31, 2007. Entry fee (one slide): Member $25.00, Non-member $35.00, New/renewing member $35.00 dues + $25.00 entry fee (NWWS membership is open to U.S. and Canadian artists, however, entry into the Exhibition is open worldwide). Watercolor/watermedia on paper/paperboard. Awards: Over $10,000 in cash and merchandise. Gallery commission: 25%. Juror: Ron Ranson. For prospectus, send SASE to: Sheila Mattick, 12615 NE 2nd St., Bellevue, WA 98005-3206. (425) 454-2546. Email: Mattick@foxinternet.net.


Watermedia XV sponsored by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
http://www. pcisys.net/~ppwsart

Watermedia XV sponsored by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and hosted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Gallery of Contemporary Art will be held again starting in June of 2007. Frank Webb will be the Juror and will give a Workshop on June 4-6. The opening reception will be June 15, 2007.


Tubac Center of the Arts. PO Box 1911, Tubac, AZ 85646. Annual, national juried exhibition
http://www.contactus@TubacArts.org

Innovative use of water-based media on paper: abstract, non-objective and representative. Catalog for all entrants. Best of Show award: $2,000. Juror: Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash. Entry deadline: Dec 9. For prospectus, call (520) 398-2371 or e-mail contactus@TubacArts.org.


The Watercolor Society of Alabama announces it's 66th Annual National Juried Exhibition
http://www.watercolorsocietyofalabama.org/

Anticipated awards $8,000 in cash and merchandise. Juror: Cheng-Khee Chee. Deadline for slides January 25, 2007. Entry Fee for up to two images: $15 for members whose dues are current; $50 for Non-Members.


Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Open All Media
http://www.rbsa.org.uk

Details: All mediums (except photography) Handing-in date: TBC Fee: 10 1st item, 7 2nd, 3rd (max 3) Exhibition: TBC Contact: SAE Hon Secretary, RBSA, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Tel: 0121 236 4353


Lynn Painter Stainers Prize
http://www.parkerharis.co.uk

Details: New Prize for representational painting 15,000 and gold medal Handing in date: TBC Venue: Painters Hall, Trinity Lane, London Contact: Large SAE to Lynn Painters Stainers Prize, Parker Harris Partnership, 15 Church Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8QS Tel: 01372 462190


Royal West of England Academy 155th Autumn Exhibition
http://www.rwa.org.uk

Details: Any medium including architectural drawing and 3D Handing-in dates: 13,14, 15 September Fee: 10 per work (max of three) Exhibition: 21 October 12 December Venue: RWA Bristol, BS8 1PX (forms available from July) Tel: 0117 973 5129


Sefton Open
http://www.seftonarts.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Details: Any 2D medium; Prize money 2225 shared between four artists Closing date: TBC Fee: None Exhibition: September 15 4 November Venue: Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport Contact: SAE to Netherton Arts Centre, Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL Tel: 0151 525 0417


Tabernacle Art Competition
http://www.momawales.org.uk

Details: Work in 2D mediums, including low-relief collage; works must be for sale; in a country churchyard theme Handing-in dates: 16-20 July Fee: 5 adults, 1 children (max one entry) 33 per cent commission Exhibition: 30 July 8 September Venue: MOMA Wales Contact: Send SAE to Raymond Jones, Administrator, MOMA Wales, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys, W20 8AJ Tel: 01654 703355


The Jerwood Drawing Prize
http://www.wimbledon.ac.uk/jerwood

Details: Open to entry from artists resident or domiciled within the UK Submission date: July (dates TBC) Exhibition: From September Venue: The Jerwood Space, London Contact: AFSAE to the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, Wimbledon College of Art, London, SW19 3QA; or check website for downloadable Application Form Tel: 020 7514 9709 Tax 020 7514 9642


Guild of Aviation Artists Aviation Paintings of the Year Exhibition
http://www.gavaorg.uk

Details: All mediums; 1,000 award Handing-in date: 6 May Fee: Please contact the secretary for current submission and hanging fees Exhibition: 23-29 July Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send SAE to The Secretary, GavA, Trenchard House, 85 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 6TF (Non members must enclose 5 for details) Tel: 01252 513123


EAC Art Over 60s Arts Awards
http://www.parkerharris.co.uk

Details: Artists must by over 60 Closing date: 30 and 31 May Fee: 6 per work (max 10) Exhibition: July Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send large SAE to EAC Over 60, Parker Harris Partnership, 15 Church Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8QS Tel: 01372 462190


Royal Miniature Society
http://www.royal-miniature-society.org.uk

Details: Max framed size 15 x 11cm; max sculpture size 20cm Handing-in date: 26 August Fee: 3 per work (max of five) plus hanging fee of 15 per work Exhibition: 13 28 October Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send SAE to RMS, 1 Knapp Cottages, Wyke, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4NQ Tel: 01747 825718


Society of Women Artists - 146th Annual Open
http://www.society-women-artists.org.uk

Details: Work by women in any medium, 2D or 3D, no photography Handing-in dates: 12 – 13 April Fee: £10 per work (max of six) Exhibition: 30 May – 10 June Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send SAE to SWA2 (Schedules), 1 Knapp Cottages, Wyke, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4NQ Tel: 01747 825718


Royal Society of British Artists
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Details: All mediums, including sculpture and original prints Handing-in dates: 23 24 March Fee: 10 per work (max of six works, three of which can be original framed prints) Exhibition: 17 27 May Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send A4 SAE to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD Tel: 020 7930 6844


Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Open All Media
http://www.rbsa.org.uk

Details: Open to all mediums, except photography; max of three 2D works; six 3D. Various prizes. Handing-in date: 14 March Fee: £10 1st item, £7 2nd, £5 3rd Exhibition: 18 March – 14 April Contact: Send SAE to Hon Secretary, RBSA, 4 Brook Street, St Pauls Square, Birmingham, B3 1SA Tel: 0121 236 4353 E: secretary@rbsa.org.uk


Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Details: Oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, pencil, sanguine, conte and any dry medium 8ft high max Handing-in dates: 2 3 March Fee: 10 per work (max of three) Exhibition: 26 April 13 May Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send A4 SAE to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD Tel: 020 7930 6844


Society of Botanical Artists 21st Anniversary Exhibition
http://www.soc-botanical-artists.org

Details: Flowers and Gardens Any medium including 3D Handing-in date: 5 March Fee: 5 per item (max 5) Hanging fee from 14.50 per work Exhibition: 20-29 April Venue: The Lecture Room, Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH Contact: Send SAE to SBA 1 Knapp Cottages, Wyke, Gillingham Dorset, SP8 4NQ Tel: 01747 825718


National Eisteddfod of Wales - Visual Arts Exhibition
http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk

Details: Open to artists born in Wales, of Welsh parentage, or living/working in Wales for three years, or able to speak/write Welsh; all mediums or craft Handing-in date: 14 February Fee: £15 (max of six slides or 6 jpegs) Exhibition: 4-11 August Venue: Mold, Flintshire Contact: Send SAE to Robyn Tomos, Eistedfodd Office, 40 Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5DU Tel: 029 2076 3777


21st Century Watercolour
http://www.banksidegallery.com

Details: Water-based mediums on paper Handing-in dates: 10-11 February Fee: 10 per item (max 3) Exhibition: 16 February 11 March Venue: Bankside Gallery, London Contact: Send SAE to 21st Century, Watercolour, Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH Tel: 020 7928 7521


Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Exhibition
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Details: Watercolour or any water soluble colour, framed & glazed Handing-in dates: 2-3 February Fee: 10 per work (max of six) Exhibition: 15 March 8 April Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send A4 SAE to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD Tel: 020 7930 6844


Pastel Society Exhibition
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Details: Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, any dry medium framed, under 8ft high Handing-in dates: 19-20 January Fee: £10 per work (max of six submitted, max of four accepted) Exhibition: 28 February – 11 March Venue: Mall Galleries, London Contact: Send A4 SAE to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD Tel: 020 7930 6844


DEEPER PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
http://www.photoawards.com/photo_contest/

$5000 cash prize Sponsored by Pilsner Urquell


DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR AWARD
http://www.photoawards.com/photo_contest/photoawards.com/photo_contest...

$5,000 cash prize Sponsored by Pilsner Urquell


INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
http://www.photoawards.com/photo_contest/

$10,000 cash prize Sponsored by AtEdge


BEST PORTFOLIO
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Swarovski ATS65HD telescope plus 30xW eyepiece worth 1,390 Runner-up: 100 The category all wildlife photographers want to win. To win this category, entrants must submit three pictures that are linked in some way. Each shot needs to be of prize-winning quality in its own right.


BEST DIGISCOPED IMAGE
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Gitzo 3540LS Tripod worth 549 plus Kata HB205 rucksack worth 189 Runner-up: 100 Being able to attach a digital camera to a telescope has opened up bird photography to thousands of birdwatchers and amateur photographers. Your subject could be a recent rarity or an aesthetically pleasing shot of a common species but to win you will need to go beyond just getting a frame-filling image.


BEST AMATEUR
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Fuji S9600 Digital Camera worth £329 plus Opticron Imagic SE 8x42 binoculars worth £399 plus Lowepro Vertex 200 Rucksack worth £165 Runner-up: £100 An amateur is defined as someone who has never received a fee for work reproduced in magazines or books. No image manipulation!


BIRDS IN THE LANDSCAPE
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Wildlife Watching 4ft Dome Hide worth 189 plus Bushnell Discoverer 8x42 binoculars worth 529 plus Manfrotto 701RC2055V Tripod Kit worth 195 Runner-up: 100 Heres a class you can win even if you do not possess a massive 500mm lens. Well be looking for artistically pleasing shots of birds within the environment maybe gulls following a plough, a Kestrel on a high rise office block or a Bittern blending into a reedbed.


BIRD BEHAVIOUR
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Leica 8x32 BR binoculars worth 1099 Runner-up: 100 In this section the judges will want to see birds doing something it could be preening, feeding, showing aggression. The winner will be decided on the overall impact of the image but in the event of a tie-break, behaviour that has never been recorded before may earn extra marks.


BIRDS IN FLIGHT
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Zeiss Victory FL 8x42 binoculars worth £1,055 Runner-up: £100 In this category, your goal is to capture the essence of flight – the power or grace of a bird in mid-air, soaring, taking off or landing. Any other aerial activities, such as food passes or fighting, should be submitted in Category 4.


BIRDS OF THE WORLD
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

1st Prize: Nikon D200 DSLR camera worth £1,099 Runner-up: £100 From icy Antarctica to the steamy jungles of Malaysia, there are endless opportunities to capture images that reflect the magnificent beauty of birds – whether it be a portrait, action shot or a picture where the bird is shown in a distinctive habitat.


BIRDS IN BRITAIN
http://www.iwpawards.com/competition.html

Not everyone can jet off to sunny climes to take pictures of exotic and colourful species but the winner of this section will show it is perfectly possible to obtain memorable shots of birds that occur in the UK. All pictures from a backyard bird to a vagrant rarity should have been taken in the UK to be eligible. 1st Prize: Canon 10x24L WP IS Binoculars worth 1,499 Runner-up: 100


Wildlife Photographer of the Year
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/wildphot

Organised by BBC Wildlife Museum and the Natural History Museum.


Shoot Experience (UK-based)
http://www.shootexperience.com/

Shoot Experience produce global photo competitions and large participatory events internationally including Shoot London at Tate Modern as well as corporate photography treasure hunt events for organisations.


Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize
http://www.npg.org.uk/schweppesprize

High profile showcase for new talent in portrait photography.


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