Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many times can I enter?

    • You can enter up to 3 times in total. In previous years we have not had this limit.

  • Can I enter online?

    • Yes, it’s much easier to enter online and you can pay your entry fee immediately. You can still enter via a paper form if you prefer (print on A3 paper).

  • Why have you reduced the size limit for 2D works?

    • We have reduced the size limit to 4 m perimeter in 2020 (down from 6 m in 2018) as it allows for a more respectful hanging of works by allowing more space on our limited walls and less double and triple hanging.

  • Why does it take so long to be notified if my work is selected for the exhibition?

    • Entries close 16 March 2020 at midnight, then our office checks the details of the entries from 17 - 23 March. We then send our judges the images that have been supplied with your entry form. Judges have a few weeks to review and shortlist the works. The judges inform our office and we contact artists by 17 April to let them know if they are successful or not in being selected. Artists have a few weeks to organise their artwork delivery which can be sent to arrive at the gallery between Friday 22 & Tuesday 26 May. In the meantime our team does a “digital hanging” to ensure cohesion of the exhibition, then works are hung once they arrive. The judges visit the exhibition in person and make their final selection of winners in the days before opening night (Friday 5 June).