National Open Art – NOA 2015: Call for Entries

Artists, the time is here again! From our friends at the Chichester Art Trust, the National Open Art Competition 2015 ( is now open for entries.

Back for its 19th year, this annual competition provides an incredible platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit and promote their work. A registered charity, the Trust aims to nurture creative talent in a genuinely open and fair fashion. NOA is now on the lookout for new, original artworks from amateurs and professionals alike. Paintings, drawings, photography, original prints, wall hung installations and computer-generated art are welcome for submission. Additionally, for the first time, the organisation is also delighted to invite entries in the form of Moving Image.

The competition is open to all artists and photographers over 15 years of age and living or working within the UK. To apply, just submit one image of your work, an Artist Statement and a current CV to their website. Closing date for entries is the 12th July 2015.

We are also excited to see that this year, for all under-15, a National Open Art Competition for Children will run in parallel with and concurrently with the main competition. More details are to be announced soon on the NOA website, so young artists, watch that space!

The 2015 final Exhibition Tour includes the Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art, London, as well at Chichester’s prestigious Pallant House Gallery, where prize-winning artworks will be shown in December. Heading the line-up of judges for this year is artist Hughie O’Donoghue RA, who follows an illustrious collection of previous judges such as Norman Ackroyd, RA, Vanessa Branson, and Chris Orr, RA.

Additionally, for the very first time this year, the judging will also be opened up online to the world. After the first round, 500 shortlisted works will be published on the NOA website, and the work with the most votes will automatically be shown in the Exhibitions.

For all other information, or to enter the competition, you can visit the official website at or you can get in touch directly:


Telephone: 07986 697 693

Twitter: @tnoac #NOA15

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