Dorset Art Prize

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Dorset Art Prize - entries now closed

Bournemouth & Poole College are proud to host the sixth annual instalment of the Dorset Art Prize

Art Prize submissionDorset Art Prize was established in 2014 and aims to reward and celebrate excellence in art from across the county of Dorset. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience.

An exhibition of selected works will be on display at Poole Museum, where the prizes, will be awarded to the successful winners. Since its launch in 2014, we have given away over £33,500 in prize money and have received in excess of 600 entries.

The Dorset Art Prize for 2019 is an open submission for all aspects of visual arts practice and we encourage all Dorset artists, designers, art students and makers working in all media forms to submit their artworks.

The original idea for the Dorset Art Prize was to encourage and help create a broader, more inclusive vision for the arts locally and actively engage all aspects of the community. 

Theme for 2019 - "Reflection"

The theme for this year’s Dorset Art Prize is ‘Reflection’. Entries should seek to interpret and explore this in broad and non-literal ways as well more literal considerations of the theme.

Art Prize submission

Important information

Submission deadline closed on 15th July 2019
  • Prize winners and runners up will be notified by The College by 28th September 2019
  • If you have not been contacted by this date then unfortunately you have not been selected for the 2019 Dorset Art Prize
  • Please note, due to time constraints we will not be able to offer feedback on our decisions to select or exclude artwork.
  • Poole Museum will take a small percentage of funds from any artwork sale to support the running of the Museum.  To do this the Museum will mark all saleable artwork up by 30% from the value an artist states on the entry form.  VAT will also be added to this value.

Entry Criteria


Awards and Judges


2019 Winners