The exhibition will be open on line at our web site at https://ridgewayfriends.org.uk/swire-ridgeway-arts-prize/ from Sunday 18 April 2021 with the Prize Giving online via Zoom on Sunday 25 April 2021.
The Friends of The Ridgeway have established an annual arts competition and prize – the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize. The aim of the competition is to bring The Ridgeway to life not only as a long distance trail but also as an artistic inspiration, and to show The Ridgeway, its history and environs, in all their aspects throughout all seasons. The theme of the competition is ‘Spirit of the Ridgeway’.
The main points of the prize competition are:
- There will be separate classes for painting, sculpture (including ceramics and textiles) , photography and writing (poetry or prose);
- Competition is open to artists, amateur and professional, of any age;
- Art work submitted must be produced in the 24 months prior to closing date;
- The results of the competition will be announced and prizes awarded at the online Zoom Prize Giving on 25 April 2021;
- The closing date for entries shall be one month prior to the Prize Giving (i.e. 25 March 2021);
- The full rules of the competition are given in a separate document.
All entrants will receive one year’s membership of The Friends of The Ridgeway. Each category winner will receive a keeper prize plus £100. The overall winner will receive a keeper prize plus £250 and a trophy.
To enter applicants should contact The Friends of The Ridgeway. Entrants need to complete the Entry Form and submit it with their art work.