Portrait Competition

Applications are now OPEN!

Following the huge success of the competition in 2017 & 2018 we’re pleased to announce the dates for 2020

How do I apply?

Please read read this guide (click here)  and complete the application form inside.

What’s involved?

Artists will be asked to create a portrait of their allocated model within a 4 hour period. The models will take three 15 minute breaks during the competition

What was it like in 2017? 

For photos and videos of 2017’s competition have a look at our Gallery where you can see some incredible time-lapse video and photos of our artists and their works.

When and Where?

Saturday 19th September, St Mary Magdalen Church, Billericay High Street

Entry Fee

Entering the competition will cost £20


This year we will have two prizes.

  • Judges’ prize: A panel of independent judges will choose a Winner who will receive a £200 cash prize and a Runner Up (£50 cash prize)
  • People’s Choice: Members of the public will be able to vote  for their favourite artwork throughout the day and following week. The winner will receive “The People’s Choice” trophy

Apply now! Click here  for the guide and entry form.