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Monmouth, Wales, NP25 3BX
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Creates Gallery, Monmouth

Emerging Artist Award

Emerging Artist Award 2019

Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2019

The Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2019 will be awarded to artists that show potential and talent, and use exciting mediums and a strong theme throughout their work. This award is open to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, professional (full-time or part-time) and based in the United Kingdom.

This award aims to build and support the careers of creative individuals and support their work so that it is marketed to a broader audience.

This award is now closed - please do not enter.

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Award Prizes

First Prize - £1000+

Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award:

  • £500 cash prize

  • Double page feature in spring issue of Creates Magazine (worth £650)

  • Exhibition of your work in the Creates Emerging Artist Show Feb-Mar 2019

Second Prize - £500

Runner up Award

  • £250 cash prize

  • A 'feature' in the spring issue of Creates Magazine (worth £250)

  • Exhibition of your work in the Creates Emerging Artist Show Feb-Mar 2019

Third Prize - £350

People's Choice Award

  • £100 cash prize

  • A 'feature' in the spring issue of Creates Magazine (worth £250)

  • Exhibition of your work in the Creates Emerging Artist Show Feb-Mar 2019

Main Entry Details:

  1. There is no restriction on the artist regarding age, training, ability or nationality.

  2. Entries from UK residents only.

  3. All types of art, except for the performing arts, are accepted for this competition.

  4. The artist must not have exclusive representation by a gallery or consultant elsewhere, to enter this art competition.

  5. Artwork size must be less than 150cm x 150cm for artworks to be hung on the walls, and less than 100cm x 100cm x 100cm for sculptures. If you are unsure, please contact us.

  6. Once you have completed the online entry form, you will be sent to the payment page to pay the entry fee. Please select the correct payment option.

  7. Entry Fee is £20 for first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum of three artworks.

  8. Large image files can be sent to us via to our email

  9. Further details are in the Terms and Conditions page here.


The competition consists of two stages.

First stage:

Entrants must be made via the online form.

  • Opens Friday 28th December 2018. Deadline for entries is midnight Friday 25th January 2019.

  • Shortlisted artists will be notified and invited to deliver/send in the chosen artworks to Creates Gallery, Monmouth, by Tuesday 5th February 2019, for exhibiting and final stages of judging.

  • Shortlisted artists will be announced to the public at the opening of the exhibition on Thursday 7th February 2019.

  • The shortlisted Exhibition will be on display to the public from 7th February to 9th March 2019.

Second stage:

Judging will take place and the first and second prize winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition. The 'people's choice award' will be announced at the end of the exhibtion.

  • Shortlisted artworks will be available for collection Sunday 10th March 2019 between 10 am and 2 pm.

  • All works must be available and for sale throughout the exhibition, where the gallery will take 40% commission on sales

Key dates for your diary:

  • 28th December 2018: Open for entries via the online form.

  • Friday 25th January 2019, 11:59 pm: Final Closing Date for entries.

  • Tuesday 5th February 2019: Shortlisted artists to deliver the original artworks to Creates Gallery, Monmouth.

  • Thursday 7th February 2019: Those Shortlisted in Stage 1 will be announced to the public at the launch of the exhibition.

  • 7th Feb - 9th Mar 2019: Creates Gallery Emerging Artists Award Exhibition

  • 7th Feb 2019: First and Second Prize winners announced

  • 9th March 2019: People's Choice Award winner announced.

  • 10th March 2019: Collection of works not sold from Creates Gallery, Monmouth

How to Enter:

Complete the digital Entry Form.

You will need to submit images of your artwork and complete as many details as you can.

Sponsors & Judges


We plan to announce all of our award sponsors and judges early January 2019.