The New Forest Open Art Competition 2017 is now open

New Forest Open Art Competition 2017 is now open!

Submission due by 2nd and 3rd July to New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst.


New Forest Open Art Competition 2017

With its stunning landscape, picture postcard views and magnificent wildlife, the New Forest is an environment like no other.  So if you are an artist and enjoy capturing the beauty of this unique area, why not enter the New Forest Open Art Competition?

The competition is run in partnership by the New Forest Centre and New Forest National Park Authority with sponsorship from ExxonMobil at the Fawley Refinery.

There are four prizes on offer:

  • 1st Prize: £500
  • 2nd Prize: £300
  • 3rd Prize: £100
  • People's Prize: £100 

The work submitted must be of or about the New Forest National Park. Paintings, drawings, prints (not reproductions), photography, textiles, craftwork and mixed media created since July 2013 are all eligible provided they meet the display and size criteria (included with the competition entry form).

Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces and the submission days for the competition are 2 and 3 July between 10am and 4pm at the New Forest Centre. Further details and the entry form can be downloaded below.


All artwork shortlisted by a panel of judges will be included in the New Forest Open Art Exhibition which will take place at the New Forest Centre Gallery from 15 July to 7 October 2017.

Last year's winner was Teresa Rogers from Redlynch with her painting 'Autumn Trees', pictured below. Teresa Rogers’ mixed media painting beat 210 other entries to win first prize in the annual contest.

New Forest Open Art Competition winner 2016




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