Chatham Intra Art Competition – Closes 28th February 2014


Theme: Chatham Intra* and Lesser Known Chatham*the area between the east end of St. Margaret’s Bank, roughly where the railway bridge crosses Rochester High Street, and the Chapel of St. Bartholomew.


Entries will be accepted in any 2D medium, including photography Click here for an extract
from WOW Magazine
October 2013


1ST – £1000

2ND – £500

3RD – £250

All entries will be considered for purchase by Richard Watts Charities.
In addition to the cash prizes RWC will be holding an exhibition of short-listed work at Nucleus Gallery in Chatham for 2 weeks from 4 – 17 April 2014.
Email or telephone 01634 842194 for more information.
You may apply via from 1 January 2014.
Closing date is 1.00 p.m. Friday 28 February 2014.
There is a £10 fee per entry with a maximum of three entries per person.Competition Rules

  1. Artists must be 16 years or over.
  2. The theme of the competition is ‘Chatham Intra and Lesser Known Chatham’.
  3. Entries will be accepted in any 2D medium, including photography and must be no larger than A1 (594mm x 841mm) once framed.
  4. Submissions will only be accepted as digital files uploaded via our website from 1 January 2014.
  5. Digital submissions should be of a resolution between approximately 1024 x 768 and 1920 x 1080.
  6. Artwork submitted must be original and created by the artist(s) named in the application.
  7. Price must be included in the application form, maximum £1000.
  8. Deadline for entries 1pm on 28th Feb 2014.
  9. There is a £10 fee per entry. Unpaid or unidentified entries will not be accepted.
  10. Payment can be made via the application form online, by cheque or cash at: Richard Watts Charities, Administrative Offices, Watts Almshouses, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 1SE. Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm. By BACS to: RICHARD WATTS CHARITIES, Barclay’s Bank PLC, Medway Towns Branch, Sort Code: 20-54-11, Account: 60931373. Please use your full name as reference.
  11. Maximum of three entries per person.
  12. The application form, submission upload facility and an optional online payment facility will be available on this website from 1 January 2014.
  13. Successful entrants will be notified by email / telephone by 14th March 2014. If you are not contacted by 14th March please assume your submission has not reached the short-list, however your work may still be purchased by Richard Watts Charities.
  14. Short-listed work must be delivered to Nucleus Art Gallery on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd April 2014 by 5pm or on Friday 4th April 2014 by 10.30am. Unsold work must be picked up Thursday 17th April between 1-5pm. Please contact Nucleus 01634 812108 direct if you are unable to deliver or pick up during these times.
  15. Work to be supplied framed, strung and bubbled-wrapped to prevent damage.
  16. Each entry to be clearly labelled on the back with name of artist, title of work, medium and price.
  17. Exhibition dates – Friday 4th April – Thursday 17th April 2014.
  18. Nucleus Arts will take 25% commission on all sales from their gallery.
  19. All sold artwork must remain in the gallery until the closure of the exhibition.
  20. Works submitted for the exhibition remain at all times, the liability of the artist who should arrange insurance to cover from transit, exhibiting and on to collection if unsold.
  21. Entry is taken as consent to re-produce entrant’s artwork. Artwork will only be used for purposes connected to the Richard Watts Charities Art Competition.
  22. Artwork will be exhibited for sale as part of this competition, and entry is taken as consent to exhibit and sell.
  23. Entry to the competition will be deemed as acceptance of our terms and conditions.

Artists & Illustrators launches the 2012 Artists of the Year competition – Closing 16th August 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, artists of all abilities are being invited to submit their best artworks for entry into the Artists & Illustrators Artists of the Year competition, in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum.

 Last year saw a record number of more than 3,000 works submitted from around UK and abroad and this year is set to be even bigger.

 Artists from around the world are encouraged to send in their very best artworks for consideration for this year’s prizes and, to further encourage creativity, there are no categories for this year’s submissions to fall into. Participants are free to submit their very best artworks, whatever the subject or medium may be.

 “We are very excited about this year’s competition in particular as the new ‘open entry’ system will pave the way for all kinds of interesting and imaginative works to come through,” says Artists & Illustratorseditor, Steve Pill. “Since its inception in 2008, the competition has steadily generated more and more interest, both among our regular readers and also the general public. Remarkably, the standard of work also seems to get better and better with each passing year.”

After the 16 August 2012 closing date, a shortlist of works will be drawn up by a panel of expert judges, lead by Royal Watercolour Society’s new president, Thomas Plunkett. Readers of Artists & Illustrators will also have the chance to vote for their favourite works online.

The creator of the overall winning artwork will be crowned the Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year 2012 and will receive gallery representation from a leading London art dealer and a practical art course of his or her choice at Newlyn School of Art.

Three additional prizes will also be awarded to outstanding artworks of our panel’s choosing. These are The Maimeri Watercolour Prize, The Society for All Artists (SAA) Prize and The West Design Prize. All four winners will also take home a £200 voucher to spend on Canson products and receive a free year’s membership to Artists & Illustrators online art community, Portfolio Plus.

To find out more about Artists of the Year visit

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