The Cooper Prize, is open to artists who are born, live or work in South Yorkshire and aims to reward and celebrate excellence and originality in the visual arts, in any media. The Fox Gift, for artists under the age of 16, is free to enter. Closing date: 31 January 2021
Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork, whether it be abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional. The very best will be selected to form part of an exhibition at Cooper Gallery, Barnsley from Saturday 20 March until Saturday 12 June 2021.
The competition is open to professional, amateur and student artists, and for its inaugural year, we have decided to reduce the entry fee to help support local artists during these uncertain times. The judging panel reviewing submissions have been handpicked for their expertise and will review all artwork via the competition’s new digital portal.