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Derbyshire Open Art Competition

The Derbyshire Open is an annual competition, and is open to both amateur and professional artists of all ages.


Winner of the Derbyshire Trophy 2019 - 'A Winter Walk' by Carl Longmate
Winner of the Derbyshire Trophy 2019 - 'A Winter Walk' by Carl Longmate
View the winning entries on Flickr

Competition entrants were asked to submit a work capturing what Derbyshire means to them with suggested subjects ranging from landscape, a town or streetscape, local people, still life or representations of local stories. Entry to the competition was free. Entrants could use a variety of material to work with, including oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawing, print, collage, manipulated digital imagery or 3-dimensional work.

In this, the competition’s 37th year, 258 entries were received from across Derbyshire and neighbouring counties.

Judging by an independent panel of 4 judges has now taken place and a list of the winning entry numbers is attached to this page.

Prizes were awarded at the preview evening and awards ceremony on Friday 5 July 2019.

The winner of the Derbyshire Trophy 2019 was 'A Winter Walk' by Carl Longmate. The “visitor’s choice” winner went to Laura Critchlow for her piece entitled “Selfie”.

For more information email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.

The judges' selection, including the winning pieces, will go on display at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday 6 July until Friday 13 September 2019.

Buying a piece of art

Some of the pieces from this year are available to buy. To see the full list of items for sale visit the display at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery before Friday 13 September 2019.

There is information on the winning pieces for sale and prices on Flickr.

View the pieces for sale on Flickr

If you're interested in buying one of this years entries please email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540. Pieces are only for sale until while they are being displayed until Friday 13 September 2019. Any purchased artwork will be available for collection when the exhibition closes.