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 our first competition and exhibition in 1996, we've grown to offer multiple prizes that recognise talent and artistic excellence in a broad variety of artistic mediums and styles. Our 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 we offer both shortlisted and winning artists exposure and income opportunities through our exhibitions and online art sales platform. By working hard to expand the scale and scope of the competition, we aim to give all UK and Irish artists a gateway to exhibit and promote their work, regardless of background, and encourage them to pursue a life in art.


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.


Registered Charity No:-1067096