Paint Out Norwich 2018 Plein Air Art Competition Submission

The dates for the Paint Out Norwich Plein Air juried entry art competition this year are 13-17 October 2018. Submissions for Norwich remain open until our artists’ quota is filled so to have the best chance of being selected please enter at the earliest opportunity – however, 20 July, 31 August and 18 September are our three main cut-offs for entries and selection announcements in the days after each. We also have three or four one-day warm-up paintouts in Suffolk and Norfolk, Jun-Sep.

This year we have a guest selector. David Curtis ROI RSMA will be on hand to choose the best entries, particularly among Oil and Watercolour artists. Three judges will decide on the winning paintings in 5 categories to receive awards and commendations from a prize pool worth several £1000s. There are typically around 10-12 prizes available.

You can apply to either the Core 3-4 hour (yes you get an extra hour this year!) events and/or the Nocturne events. If selected, there is a £75 participation fee (4 sessions) or £95 (6 sessions) if you also enter the Nocturne (£30 on its own). There is a £10 jury selection admin fee for new artists only, previously selected artists are not subject to this fee.

To enter, please provide the following information:

  • Your name, postal and email address and contact telephone number
  • A short biography of around 250 words and CV of any awards, prizes, shows etc.
  • 3-5 high-resolution images (300dpi) in either JPG or PNG format, up to 2MB in size each
  • A link to your website or a site on which your work is displayed
  • Agree to the Rules and Regulations Read the Rules!
  • Complete the online application form, paying attention to required fields marked * 
  • Any issues filling in the form, call 07808 970429 or email for help
Paint Out Norwich 2018 Submissions
Your first name
Your family/surname
Select which Norwich based Paint Out event(s) you are applying for
This is your preferred medium to paint or draw in as there are 4 media categories to the Core event
This is a secondary medium (optional, but allows increased chance of entry if some categories are oversubscribed)
Your website or a site where your work is displayed, include the http://
Artist's or personal facebook page where you share your art, include the http://
Your Instagram profile name (if you have one)
Your @Twitter profile name (if you have one)
Image size: Horizontal images should have a width of 1000-1600 pixels, and vertical images should have a height of 800-1200 pixels or so. Resolution no greater than 300 dpi, max image size suggested 1-2MB as 10MB is the total max for all images via form submission. You can use to edit your photo sizes (use pro settings to adjust to exact dimensions) Format: Images can be in a .jpg, or png format. File size limitation: Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality) while maintaining a file size less than 2 MB for each image. File name: Please use the surname, title of the work, and year completed. Example: \"Artist, The Blue Boat, 2015, Media, Size etc\"
Please supply as PDF or Word doc a minimum 250 word description of your artistic style, experience, any notable awards or achievements, and reason for wanting to take part.
Required if under 35, Optional if not!
Please tick here to acknowledge that you have read the Rules & Regulations and agree to abide by them

Paint Out™ is a multi-faceted event aiming to redefine en plein air art practice. Our core event is the premier juried en plein air competition in the United Kingdom, celebrating the talents of national and international artists to a wide and growing audience in the heart of medieval Norwich and picturesque Norfolk.


James Colman’s Paint Out in association with the Hostry Festival

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