Paint Out Norwich 2018 Plein Air Art Competition Submission

Paint Out Norwich & Norfolk 2019

The dates for the Paint Out Norwich & Norfolk 2019 Plein Air juried entry art competition will be announced early in the New Year.

Winter Nocturne & Pre-Christmas Social

Artist Stephen Johnston, Paint Out Norwich Winter Nocturne, Winner, Oil, 16x20in
Artist Stephen Johnston, Paint Out Norwich Winter Nocturne, Winner. Oil, 16x20in, £225, FOR SALE

Check out our free end of year Winter Nocturne event which ran on Wednesday 19 December 2018 4-7pm and was won by artist Stephen Johnston.

Painting locations included the fifteenth-century Bell Hotel, Timberhill, Jarrolds, the Market, and St Andrew’s Hall. All were decorated and illuminated with tasteful seasonal lighting.

Paint Out Norwich 2018

The dates for the Paint Out Norwich Plein Air juried entry art competition this year were 13-17 October 2018. Submissions for Paint Out Norwich 2019 will open in due course.

In 2018 we had a guest selector. David Curtis ROI RSMA who was on hand to choose the best entries. Three judges decided 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. View the 2018 plein air event gallery.

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 Form

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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