To enter online you will need to upload digital images of your work saved in jpeg format. All images should be as large as possible while remaining under 1 MB per image. Artists submitting works of sculpture may submit two images from different viewpoints.
Your image should be of the work ONLY. For two-dimensional work this means that no part of the frame, mount, or background should be included in the image except that which is an integral part of the artwork. Sculpture should be photographed in front of a solid background. With the exception of signatures which are a part of the composition there should be no name or identifying marks on the image.
If you are finding it difficult to follow the instructions on the submission page (i.e. you're not sure how to browse for a file, etc.), please get help from someone who is more familiar with computers. A son/daughter or any other local teenager should be able to guide you.
The images you submit for the judging will also be used in the printed catalogue and the online gallery should your work be shortlisted and ultimately hung. Please take the time or invest the money to have your work properly photographed.
Each year we are amazed by the poor quality of many of the images submitted. Please remember when the judges are viewing hundreds of submissions in the initial stage of judging, the first impression is critically important. Images that are cock-eyed, distorted, poorly lit or include a cluttered studio (or even the artist!) do not do your entry justice.
If you want to learn more you may find the following website useful. It's an American site, but the advice is sound and the fairly basic instructions are easy to follow. Click here and the website will open in a new window.
If you are unable to upload your images or you only have printed photographs you can enter your work by post.
click here for postal entries
Please note that postal entries are an additional £2 per entry and you will need to send a cheque or postal money order. Credit card payments are not available for postal entries.