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Annual INTO Art Competition

Founded in 1868, INTO will mark its 150th anniversary in 2018. Our first President was the philanthropist and educationalist Vere Foster. Vere Foster’s handwriting copybooks are well known, perhaps less famous are his copybooks covering more artistic skills: Elementary Drawing, Painting for Beginners and Advanced Water-Colour Drawing to name a few. It seems appropriate in this 150th anniversary year to take our inspiration from Vere Foster and his celebrated publications, therefore we are encouraging art competition entrants to submit works covered by just some of Vere Foster’s many varied copybook themes:

  •                 Animals
  •                 Architecture
  •                 Details of Machines
  •                 The Human Figure
  •                 Landscapes
  •                 Ornamental
  •                 Seascapes

Entrants will have the choice of submitting a painted work (maximum of two), photographic work (maximum of two) or both – maximum of four entries per member.


One winning painting and one winning photograph will be chosen by a judging panel. The winners will be announced at Northern Conference in March 2018. The winner in each category will receive £300.

The success of past years has provided the opportunity for Northern Office to showcase the artistic talents of our members. A collection of art works created by INTO members seems a fitting compliment to the pioneering work of Vere Foster.

For further information please contact Trevor Leonard, INTO Northern Office at:

An APPLICATION FORM can be downloaded from the Members' Ares of our website.

Date: Thursday, 16 November 17