The Cooper Prize

The prestigious Cooper Prize is now open.  

The Cooper Prize, formerly known as South Yorkshire Open Art Competition, is open to artists who are born, live or work in South Yorkshire and aims to reward and celebrate excellence and originality in mixed media. 

Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork, whether it be abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional where the very best will be selected to form part of an exhibition at Cooper Gallery, Barnsley Saturday 27 March until Saturday 12 June 2021

The competition is open to professional, amateur and students 

And for its inaugural year, we have decided to reduce the entry fee to help support local artists during these uncertain times. The judging panel reviewing submissions have been handpicked for their expertise and will review all artwork via the competition’s new digital portal. If shortlisted, artists will be notified on Monday, 1 March.

Prizes:

The Cooper Prize - Main Prize  

  • ·         £1000 , sponsored by The Cooper Trustees
  • ·         Main gallery group exhibition with Cooper Prize Finalists 
  • ·         Solo Exhibition in Sadler Room 2022 
  • ·         £10 to enter up to 3 pieces of artwork

 

The Sadler Award - Emerging Artist 

Open to any student or graduate that has graduated within the past 2 years 

  • ·         £500 
  • ·         Main gallery group exhibition with Cooper Prize Finalists 
  • ·         6 month use of artist studio in Cooper Cottage
  • £5 to enter up to 3 pieces of artwork

 

The Fox Gift -Artists under 16- Free to enter 

Under 16s category 

  • ·         £100 vouchers to spend on Artist Materials, sponsored by Calder Art Supplies
  • ·         Main gallery group exhibition with Cooper Prize Finalists 
  • ·         Free to Enter

 

People’s Choice Award

  • ·         non-monetary prize in the form of a certificate

 

So, if you fit the criteria, grab your preferred medium and get started!

 

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