If you have been inspired to produce a piece of artwork that has helped you through Lockdown, why not enter our ‘Knockout Lockdown Art’ Competition and have the opportunity for your artwork to be displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery.

Closing date for the Competition Entries
Monday 20 July 2020

Chosen Charity
The Oxmarket Gallery has chosen the charity, Love Your Hospital, the dedicated charity of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to receive any sale proceeds from the artwork submitted in the Gallery’s ‘Knockout Lockdown Art Competition’. The charity launched their Hospital Heroes COVID-19 Appeal to support the health and well-being of NHS staff in the ‘Here & Now, ‘Throughout the Crisis’ and in the ‘Longer Term’. As the competition is for people to submit artwork that reflects their experience of Lockdown, the Gallery considered this charity fitted with the ethos of the competition.

Who are the judges?
Philip Jackson CVO – Sculptor
Catherine Barnes – Artist
Rosemary Marley – Short Course Organiser, West Dean
Phil Hewitt – Arts Editor, Chichester Observer

Who can enter?
Anyone can enter the competition – it is open to all ages and will have an ‘Under 12-years’ category

How do I enter?
Just complete the ‘Knockout Lockdown Art’ Competition Form and email it to with an image of your artwork and the entry fee

How much does it cost?
The entry fee is £10 and is non-refundable

What can I enter?
Artwork entries can be any medium

How many pieces can be submitted?
One piece per entry

What is the maximum size of piece that can be entered?
Entries can be any size but must not exceed 100cm x 100cm

How will I know if my entry has been accepted for the exhibition?
Entrants will be advised by email whether their work has been accepted for the Exhibition and when the artwork can be delivered to the Gallery

When will the exhibition be?
Tuesday 11 August to Sunday 23 August 2020

When will judging take place?
Judging will take place after the competition closing date and before the Exhibition opening date

How will I hear who has won?
The Winners will be announced in the Chichester Observer and on our website

Download, complete and return the Competition Form below with your payment and an image of your entry

Knockout Lockdown Art Competition Form (word format)

Knockout Lockdown Art Competition Form (pdf format)