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Dorset Art Prize
  • There will be no fee for entry
  • One piece of work can be entered per entrant
  • For individual submission, please enter age at 15th July 2020. This is to help identify correct categories
  • Once submitted the entry piece of artwork cannot be changed or amended and then re-entered or substituted for another piece of artwork.
  • Original Artwork limited to a maximum display size of A1
  • Artwork can be created in any media either 2D or 3D, painting, drawing, photography, illustration, moving image and other visual art specialisms
  • All entries must first be submitted as a 300dpi digital photo or jpeg (or MP4 if moving image) and emailed via the competition web site
  • Pictures taken of artwork must well lit, clear and in focus and capture the whole image/artwork you have created.
  • We will not accept original artworks of any kind in the first submission but it is advised that you keep the original. If you are selected as a prize winner we will need the artwork for display purposes
  • Content must be acceptable for viewing by the general public of all ages. If content is deemed unacceptable or inappropriate we reserve the right not to show or select it
  • The judges decisions are final as are the decisions that decide short listing
  • Those entrants who are shortlisted but do not win first second or third prizes will receive notable mentions and be featured in a digital presentation
  • All work submitted must be original and created by the person submitting the work
  • Entries that have been plagiarized in anyway will automatically be disqualified
  • All work submitted for the Digital Arts Prize must be clearly documented either through initial sketches or digital design sheets from original concept and outline through to development and final outcome
  • Shortlisted artwork will be displayed at Poole Museum. It is recommended that all artwork is framed before being taken to Poole Museum. 
  •  For insurance purposes, entrants will be asked to provide an estimated value of your artwork. Whilst artwork will be insured, Bournemouth & Poole College and Poole Museum are not responsible for any damage to artwork.

All entrants must be:

  • Resident in Dorset at the time of the submission deadline
  • Be within the age range of the relevant prize category they are entering at the time of the submission deadline
  • To ensure fairness and impartiality the competitions are not open to current Bournemouth & Poole College employees (including family members) or past employees (from five years at the point of submission deadline)