Portrait Competition


Applications are now OPEN!

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

How do I apply?

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

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 last year’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 15th 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!