Art Competition

Each year INTO Northern Office runs an Art Competition to celebrate and encourage the tremendous wealth of talent amongst our membership.

  • The winner will receive a prize and their work will become part of the INTO Northern Office art collection – composed entirely of works by INTO members.
  • An expert panel will review the entries received in order to select a winner.
  • The overall winner (and highly commended entry) will be announced at the annual Vere Foster Lecture usually held in May each year and the winners will be invited to attend to receive their prize.

The art competition is about recognising the talent of INTO members – details of this year's competition can be found below:

2020 Art Competition

This year’s competition is now open. Entrants are invited to submit a maximum of two paintings in a medium of their choice.  Each entry should relate to one of the following themes:

  • People
  • Animals
  • Landscape
  • Seascape
  • Cityscape
  • Abstract

All entries must be accompanied with the official Application Form (PDF) and received by 12 noon on Friday, 24 April 2020.

2020 Art Competition Closing Date Extended
Colleagues, in light of continuing pressures and restrictions due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for the 2020 INTO Art Competition has been extended from Friday 24 April to 4pm, Friday, 28 August 2020. We hope the Competition may provide a creative outlet for members and that come the autumn it will be possible to announce and display the winning painting for 2020.

Conditions of Entry

Pieces submitted for consideration by the panel should be original works by the artist named and should have been completed within the past 5 years. All entries are subject to selection. Winners will receive a cash prize but no additional monies. Winning entry will become the exclusive property of INTO. INTO retains its discretion to reject works considered objectionable or contrary to the aims and objectives of INTO. INTO will take all due care with entries but INTO accepts no responsibility for the damage, loss, theft, or accident, of any kind, from any cause. INTO reserves the right to make any further adjustments deemed necessary. The panel’s decisions are final. All entries will be included in a future Printout feature.