Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2020
Please complete this on-line entry form to take part in the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year competition. Artists will be in with a chance of their work being part of an online gallery on the new Eden Arts website and winning a £250 prize plus a supported residency at Eden Arts in 2020/21.
In addition to this short listed entries will be invited to exhibit their work at the Vallum Gallery at the University of Cumbria Brampton Road Campus in partnership with the University of Cumbria's Institute of Arts from 2 March 2020 - 20 March 2020.
If possible we would like to see artist respond to issues and themes of the times, such as climate change, borders, diversity etc. This could be directly in the themes of your piece, the materials you use, or in more subtle ways.
Artists aged between 15-24 working in any visual art media can apply and judging will be based on photographs of your work alongside an artist statement. Your contact details are for Eden Arts use only and will not be made public.
If you require a large format text form or would prefer to apply on paper please get in touch.
The entry DEADLINE is 2nd February 2020. A confirmation email will be sent once your entry has been received. Shortlisted entries will be informed by email once the judging process is complete. The winner of the award will be announced at the preview evening on 28th February 2020.
IMAGES/VIDEO: Please submit your images separately and follow the guidelines below
- We require 3 images/video of your work
- Each image should be at least 1 MB in size.
- Please name your image files in the following format - artwork title, followed by your surname (Van Gogh would put Sunflowers_Gogh).
- Please ensure your images/video are high quality and in focus, as photographs of shortlisted works will be featured in an online gallery and potentially in the press.
- Do not include frames or mounts within the images of your work.
SUBMITTING YOUR IMAGES/VIDEO:
Please submit your images/video by email to
using the subject line 'Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year: Your Name'
(for large files please use
- You can apply if you are undertaking further education outside of Cumbria but you must be based in Cumbria outside of term time. You can also apply if you are currently undertaking study in Cumbria.
If you have any queries call Bryoney on 01768 899444 or e-mail
Contact telephone number
Date of Birth
Your nearest Cumbrian town
This may be mentioned alongside your name in press releases if you are shortlisted.
School, College or University
Artist Statement Text
Up to 200 word statement describing your work or art practice. Shortlisted entries will feature on the website, please spell check and check the word count.
e.g. ceramics, mixed media, sculpture etc.
18 AND UNDER? Please provide contact details for your parent or guardian - Name, phone number and e-mail address
If you are shortlisted we will contact them to get their permission for your work and name to be publicised through the competition
I give permission for my artwork to be reproduced by Eden Arts and the media in all advertising and publicity for the competition
I give permission for my name to be publicised alongside images of my work if shortlisted
I confirm I have sent 3 images/video files to
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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