Visual Art Open Competition 2020, UK

Publish Date: Apr 23, 2020

Deadline: Jun 20, 2020

Visual Art Open Competiton

Welcome to the VAO Art Prize

The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.

VAO2020 PRIZE FUND £8000:

Overall Winner Receives:

​Cash prize

  • Solo Show at Chester Arts Fair

  • Annual Mentorship Programme  

  • International Online Global Art Exhibition of Finalists

  • Free Career Development Talks

  • 20% Discount with Cass Art

​All Category Winners Receives:

​£250 cash prize 

  • Finalists will be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair 2020


ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show.

Why Apply to the VAO20 Art Prize?

1. As all artists know, art competitions are a really great way to announce your presence into the art world. Applying to the VAO gives you the chance to showcase yourself and make connections with art enthusiasts, critics and purchasers alike.

2. The VAO offers a fun, constructive and professional environment in which to learn, to be inspired by other artists and build your own skills and self-confidence.

3. As each round of judging passes, your work will be promoted across our social media and website as well as the opportunity to be featured in regional and national press, opening your work to a greater audience.

4. You will have the chance to win not only a cash prize, but also a commercial mentoring package to further develop your work and career as an artist and a spot at next year’s Chester Arts Fair.


5. As a finalist your work will be included in our VAO brochures, a physical memento of the Chester Arts fair that every visitor will leave with.

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Creative Arts

Fine Art

Study Levels

Non Degree

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Eligible Countries


Host Countries

United Kingdom