The Winter Gardens Blackpool is offering talented artists the chance to create a two-dimensional piece of work in a competition launching a year of special events to mark an anniversary for the iconic venue.

Entries are open now to professional and amateur artists of all ages the submitted piece can be a painting, sketch, print or photo which follows the theme, “The Winter Gardens 2018 – celebrating 140 years of entertainment”.

There will be two age categories, for those under 16 years or 16 and over, and while the competition hopes to attract many of the Blackpool’s local artists it is also open across the UK and Internationally.

As part of the prize, the winners will receive an engraved glass trophy and tickets to a Gala Dinner in the Empress Ballroom in July this year. All shortlisted entries will be on display at an exhibition in the Derham Lounge at the venue in the first week of July.

The competition and year of celebrations is supported by The Winter Gardens Trust.

Guidelines and Terms

Entry Form