Art In The City 2018 Competitions


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Whether it’s iconic landmarks such as the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, the picturesque Victorian Docks, or street scenes of everyday life, artists will be competing in this exciting event for all to see.

The finished pieces will be displayed in an exhibition with judges awarding prizes to the best work for each category. Contestants’ artwork will be judged by the panel on the evening of Saturday 14 July 2018. The judges will be looking at which artworks best capture the spirit of the city.

  • Winner £1000
  • Runner up £500
  • Student £250


Interested in taking part? Register below and/or come along to the Registration Hub at Ivor Gurney Hall (Kings School) on Saturday 14th July, between 9am – 11am. You will then be able to go off and spend the day creating your piece at one of the 2 painting zones – the Cathedral and outside Mariners Church, returning your finished artwork between 5pm – 6pm. At 6pm prompt, all pieces will be judged and displayed at the Ivor Gurney Hall, followed by the prize giving.



Anybody can enter this competition and each artists can submit up to 3 entries, as long as they have been completed within the last 3 years. The pieces can be any theme or medium and all submissions will be displayed in Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters and Cloister Gardens, depending on the weather.

  • Winner £1000
  • Runner Up £500
  • Student £250

Interested in taking part? Register below and bring your artwork to the Cathedral between 4pm – 6pm, on Friday 13th July, for it to be displayed in the Cloister Gardens (weather dependant) on Saturday 14th July. If you have any problems, please contact:

*Submissions must be no larger than 1 Metre x 1 Metre



All new for WSP Art In The City 2018, an exciting new category – the family category. It invites families to participate in the creation of a piece of art, contestants can either create one piece between the whole family or each individual family member can create their own piece and the pieces will be judged collectively. There will be prizes of £25 Gift Cards for the 10 best entries.

Interested in taking part? Register now and/or collect a FREE family painting pack from the Registration Hub at Ivor Gurney Hall (Kings School) between 9am – 11am or at one of our 2 painting zones during the day – the Cathedral and outside Mariners Church. Then go off and have fun creating your piece, to be returned at one of our painting zones during the day or at the Registration Hub between 5pm – 6pm, for judging and prize giving.


Another exciting new category for this year is the Community Group Competition – a chance for 15 community groups to create an artwork with the theme “My Community”

They have been given FREE materials courtesy of Gloucester City Council, Marketing Gloucester and Jackson’s Art Supplies and will compete to win the £500 prize for the best entry.

Cllr Jennie Watkins, who came up with the idea, will announce the winner on the evening Saturday 14th July at the Ivor Gurney Hall (Kings School).

Are you part of or do you know a community group that would like to take part ? Email us at for more information and to reserve your FREE painting pack.

Art In the City Registration

  • Please select which, or both, competitions you would like to enter - details as above.
  • Please select which category you would like to enter.