Entry Form

School Open Visual Arts Competition 2017

We invite entries for the above Visual Arts Competition. This event will showcase 2D, 3D, and Photography work by Y10 – Y13 students (aged 14 – 19) who live in or attend school in Taunton Deane. The competition features cash awards, certificates of merit and a 2 and a half week long public exhibition of selected entries at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton.

Competition Details


The Taunton Live Arts Competition will accept entries for:

  • 2D: painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, collage
  • 3D: ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, construction
  • Photography

Eligibility and Rules

All students living in or attending school in Taunton Deane are invited to participate. Students may submit only one art piece per category, but may enter more than one category.
Artwork must be created while the student attends school. During the registration process, students will be asked to list their teacher’s name for artwork that was created in class during school. We want to acknowledge the contribution of Art Teachers on behalf of our students and community. Artwork that was created outside of school may submitted so long as the work was done while attending school.

Judges/Judging Criteria

An independent panel of judges with experience in (practicing, teaching, or representing) the categories will judge the competition. The criteria used for judging are:

    • Creativity and originality
    • Content
    • Degree of expertise in the chosen medium

(Remember, presentation is important, and the 2D art and/or Photography will show better if carefully framed.)


Private View and Awards

A private view at which prizes will be presented will be held at The Brewhouse Theatre – on Wednesday July 12th from 6.30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best in each category.

Gallery Details

Entries accepted for the competition will be on display for public viewing from Wednesday July 12th until Saturday July 29th between 10am and 4pm weekdays, 12 noon and 4pm Saturday and on theatre performance evenings.
(All art work will be need to be collected from the Brewhouse gallery on Monday July 31st between 10am and 4pm)
Important: Artwork Preparation
Remember that your art will be displayed at a professional art exhibition; therefore presentation and preparation is important.
All 2D work should be fixed with D-rings about one third of the way down with string for hanging and be clearly labelled with name of artist, school attended, title of work, medium and price (if for sale).

Entry Details

Entry forms will follow shortly and should be submitted via email or posted to:-
Liz Hutchin, Schools’ Coordinator, Go Create Taunton, 7 Waterleaze, Taunton TA2 8PX
Closing date for entry forms will be Thursday June 22nd 2017.

Delivery of art work for the competition

All artwork for the competition should be delivered to The Brewhouse Theatre between 10am and noon, on Monday July 10th.

J. Layzell and Sons craftsmen in conservation for 122 years are proud to support the arts competition for the Taunton Live Festival 2017.

Entry Form