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Derbyshire Open Art Competition

The Derbyshire Open is an annual competition, now in its 36th year, and is open to both amateur and professional artists.


No 37, Nocturne, St Mary's Gate, Derby by Ross Sallaway from Belper, Derbyshire
Winner of the Derbyshire Trophy - No 37, Nocturne, St Mary's Gate, Derby by Ross Sallaway from Belper, Derbyshire.

Competition entrants were asked to capture an image of what Derbyshire means to the artist. The subject could have been a landscape, a view of the artist's home town, local people, representations of local legends or still life. Entrants could use most mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawing, print, collage, manipulated digital imagery or 3-dimensional work.

Judging by an independent panel took place on Monday 11 June 2018 and a list of the winning entry numbers is attached to this page. Prizes included a £750 first prize - along with the opportunity to display work at our Museum and Art Gallery in Buxton. Prizes were awarded at the preview evening and awards ceremony on Friday 22 June 2018.

For more information email: or tel: 01629 533540.

Entry forms for the next Derbyshire Open Art Competition will be available from Easter 2019.