National Open Art Competition Now Open
National Open Art (NOA) is one of the UK's leading art competitions, open to amateur and professional artists in the UK and Ireland. Since the first competition and exhibition in 1996, the competition has grown to offer multiple prizes that recognise talent and artistic excellence in a broad variety of artistic mediums and styles. The panel of judges changes annually and features some of the most experienced and influential figures in the art world, from Royal Academicians to critics, curators and professionals.
NOA now attracts more than 4,000 entries per year and offers both shortlisted and winning artists exposure and income opportunities through exhibitions and the online art sales platform.
National Open Art is administrated by the Chichester Art Trust, a registered not for profit arts charity, whose aim is to provide a truly open and fair platform for all UK and Irish artists.
The Chichester Art Trust receives no Arts Council funding and is funded by registration fees, supporters donations, art sales, advertising and wide-ranging sponsorship.
The Welsh Artist of the Year Award is sponsored by Wales’ first contemporary art hotel Twr y Felin, and sister properties Roch Castle and Penrhiw Hotel in Pembrokeshire.