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NATIONAL OPEN ART FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
"Children are often very creative by nature and there are some incredibly talented young artists out there. Anything that encourages and develops this talent is something to be celebrated, and NOA's competition provides one of the very best opportunities around." - Chris Riddell NOA16 Children's Competition
One of the most incredible, awe-inspiring attributes children have is their ability to be free and create without boundaries. We at NOA are passionate and excited about our next generation of artists and creative industry professionals. We are here to nurture and encourage children and young people of all ages and capabilities to apply their imaginations and get creative!
By running the Children’s competition we believe that we can achieve this by encouraging and inspiring children from all corners of the UK and Eire to engage, look, learn, draw, paint, create and make, and provide them with a Children’s Open Art Competition that has changed lives.
Children's Prizes and Awards sponsored by The Foyle Foundation
Judging will take place throughout the Summer Holidays in August and entrants will be notified by email for artwork to be delivered to Chichester College Brinsbury Campus Pulborough West Sussex between the 23 & 26 August. Instructions for sending the selected works will be included in the results email.
This year, not only will we be taking the top ten selected children's artworks (the three winners and seven Highly Commended - a variety from each of the three age groups - under 6, 6-10 and 11-14) to be hung in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition in London (TBC) this Autumn, we are having a big group exhibition of the top 100 children's works at Ox Market Gallery Chichester West Sussex in December 2017 whilst the 21st Winners Exhibition takes place at Pallant House Gallery, also in Chichester.
The top prizes for children will be awarded in conjunction with the money for schools. In the event of a home-schooled child winning, the money will be awarded to a local school or children's art therapy charity.
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