National Open Art Competition

Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes 2022 - Call for Entries

Now in its third year, Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition developed by the Waterfront Gallery with support from the Welsh Government.

Call for Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jul 19, 2022

Location

Wales

Artform

Visual Arts

Wales Contemporary invites artists from all around the world to enter work in 2D or 3D and any subject matter. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, drawing, print, ceramic, glass, textile, collage, mixed media, and more.

All of the entries will be considered by a prestigious panel of judges: Rebecca Salter RA, president of the Royal Academy; Morfudd Bevan, Curator of the national collection, the National Library of Wales; and Jill Piercy, curator and writer.

Please click here for a Welsh translation of the website.

HOW TO ENTER

Artists are invited to enter their submission via this online entry. Please go to the Entry Form and complete all the details and pay the entry fee. Once you are logged in you may then upload your artwork.

Deadline for entry is 19th July 2022.

WHO CAN ENTER

The competition is open to all artists aged 18 and over based in the UK or internationally.

WHAT CAN BE ENTERED

Wales Contemporary invites artists from all around the world to enter work in 2D or 3D and any subject matter. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, drawing, print, ceramic, glass, textile, collage, mixed media, and more. Photography, digital prints or film are not accepted.

All of the entries will be considered by a prestigious panel of judges.

ENTRY INFORMATION

Artists may enter up to three works.

The artwork can be 2 or 3 dimensional and in any medium apart from photography, digital prints or film. For 2-dimensional work the maximum size limit is 140cm in any dimension. For 3-dimensional work the maximum size is 50cm in any dimension. There is no minimum size limit.

The artwork must be for sale. Sale prices should be inclusive of 30% commission.

The artwork must have been made in the last three years.

ENTRY FEE

Entry fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two and £35 for three.

PRIZES

A total of £14,000 will be awarded in prizes.

Two dimensional 

1st Prize: £3,000
2nd Prize: £1,500
3rd Prize: £750
4th Prize: £500
5th Prize: £250

Three dimensional 

1st Prize: £3,000
2nd Prize: £1,500
3rd Prize: £750
4th Prize: £500
5th Prize: £250

Public choice

1st Prize: £2,000

EXHIBITIONS

The Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes exhibition will open at the Waterfront Gallery on Saturday 1st October 2022. It will then tour to the gallery@oxo in November 2022.

For more information visit National Open Art Competition