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Call out for submissions to the Wirksworth Festival online art prize

Wirksworth Festival Launch Online Art Prize

The Wirksworth Festival Online Art Prize is your chance to reach a wide audience for your work, sell to the Festival’s online visitors and be in with the chance of winning one of six prizes. The winner will also be invited to exhibit for free at next year’s Art & Architecture Trail.

The deadline for all entries is 10pm on Monday 9 August.


  • 1st Prize: £500 and open invitation to exhibit for 2022’s Art & Architecture Trail
  • 2nd Prize: £250
  • 3rd Prize: £100
  • People’s Prize: 3 x £50 – voted by the public


How it works

We’re looking to feature all the artforms you would normally find on the Festival’s Art & Architecture Trail and Designer Makers Markets – painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, glass, wood and jewellery.

You can submit up to 4 pieces of work into the competition and our panel of artists and Festival trustees can select up to 2 pieces to feature in the online gallery and shop and enter the Online Art Prize competition. You will need to complete a new form for each entry.

Submissions are FREE to all applicants – (you may enter up to 4 pieces of work) and if your work is selected for the online gallery, shop and People’s Vote by our selection panel, there’s a £25 confirmation / exhibition fee (the panel will select a maximum of two pieces per artist).

All work submitted must be available for sale throughout the duration of the competition, but we are only able to sell work on behalf of artists based in the UK.

Please make sure you’ve read the full terms and conditions for the Wirksworth Festival Online Art Prize before starting your application. And make sure you have photos of your artwork ready to upload. Images need to be at least 1024px wide and be no more than 3MB.

Download the Terms and Conditions.


Submit all applications here on the Wirksworth Festival website.

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