The National Open Art Competition is now open for 2015 Registration and Entries. We opened for registration and submission on 10 January 2015, with the closing date of 12 July 2015.


If you’re not ready to register yet, why not sign up for NOA News here to keep in touch.


For Children's How to Enter, please click here.


The first round of judging will be held electronically, using the images of your work. The second round of judging will the original works.




After clicking on “Enter” you will be asked to enter your date of birth. This will then take you to the registration form appropriate for your age (over or under 15).


Register by completing the Registration Form (including choosing a username and password) after checking the Conditions of Entry.


Have your Credit/Debit card ready to pay £20 to Register; this includes the payment for your first work to enter in the Competition.




Make sure you have the following ready:


Credit/Debit card ready to pay £20 for additional submissions. Your initial £20 registration fee entitles you to upload 1 image or film. Additional images / films £20 each (Max 4 = £80).

Artists statement of MAX 30 words for each work. Please note that the statement must be about the work and should not include any personal details.

Current 'Art' CV. If previously registered please update CV if necessary. Ideally CVs should be converted to PDF before uploading. If you have problems with this, please email your CV to Anne, who will convert it for you. As CVs may be published on line, please omit any personal details.

For Static Images

Electronic photographic images of your work resized - 250KB - 2MB - (Maximum 4 works may be entered at £20 each). For more details about the images, click here.
Title - Medium - Measurement in centimetres (with frame if applicable) - Priced at sensible market price please.


For Moving Image

For terms and conditions specific to the moving image, click here.

The URL of your online image, e.g. from Vimeo or YouTube.

The type of film, e.g. Animation.

The length in seconds (maximum 180).


To submit your images Login using your Username and Password.


You can submit your image/images/films now or at a later date if necessary, up to the close of registration.





Login using your Username and Password from your previous entry. If you have forgotten either of them, press the 'click here' button on the registration page.

Follow the instructions above to enter and submit your work(s).





We accept the following mediums:

Original Prints
Wall Hung Installations
Computer Generated Art, e.g. iPad

Moving Image

Max size of Artwork: Width : 183cm x Height : 183cm x Depth : 30cm including the frame.

Max duration of Moving Image: 3 minutes (180 seconds) including any credits.

ONLY Prints, Photographs or Wall Hung Installations may be "editions". On the submission page enter the number of works in the edition available. If there are unframed works in the edition, please enter the number of those and the price.


If shortlisted for the second round of judging, you are required to send your work to us in a Stiffy Bag www.stiffybag.com. Prices start from as little as £3.


Traditional wrapping methods give poor protection and are extremely time consuming, not only for you but also for NOA. We have 500 pieces of Art delivered which need careful unwrapping and then wrapping up again - some will repeat this cycle 5 times on a NOA Tour.


Also, think of the environment! Several clumsy materials are required (bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, paper, tape and string) which cannot be reused.

All work shortlisted for the second stage must be sent in its final form, e.g. framed, mounted, etc.


PLEASE NOTE: All works submitted in bubble wrap or unsuitable wrapping will be returned after the judging unwrapped as we have no wrapping service.

Please call Amanda Kings to discuss special packing arrangements for large works on 07986 697 693.

All work is submitted at your own risk; it is therefore advisable that artists insure their work.

All notifications (shortlisting, etc.) will be emailed to the Artists, who will also be able to log in to get results.



For Sale at a sensible and affordable market price in the spirit of the competition and its exhibitions. Remember we receive 50% of the price if a work is sold. (5% will be gifted to a childrens arts charity.)

Available for use by the NATIONAL OPEN ART COMPETITION for advertising and online postings for one year from the close of entry date.

Available for all the exhibitions as advertised relating to the year of entry even if they take place in the following year.

Click here for more details of conditions of entry.



For all enquiries please call Amanda Kings on 07986 697 693, or email thesecretary@thenationalopenartcompetition.com.

For any technical problems, please contact Anne anne@thenationalopenartcompetition.com.




Some users experience problems when uploading images. Once you have browsed and selected your work, you should be presented with a pink button to allow you to upload the image and progress to the next page, if not, then Javascript needs to be enabled. Some instructions for doing that are here.

If you experience other problems, you might consider trying a different Browser, e.g. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

If you still have problems, please send the details of what is happening to Anne, anne@thenationalopenartcompetition.com, along with a screen shot of the error, if possible and including the type of Browser you are using, e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox.


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