UCA art competition

Could You Win The UCA Art Competition?

Who Is The UCA Art Competition For? 

The UCA Art Competition has been designed exclusively for budding artists and designers aged between 16 and 19.  The University For The Creative Arts (UCA) has supported many creative students and boasts world renowned artists and designers among their graduates.  The UCA Art Competition has been launched to include and encourage young people in the visual arts.

What Does The UCA Art Competition Brief?

The UCA Art Competition asks that you create a postcard in response to something that has happened to you or a news/ social media event.  Respond to and document the world around you.  It can be anything from the ordinary and mundane to the extraordinary.  The postcard should be 6 x 4″ and the image can be a Drawing, Collage, Painting, Photograph or Mixed Media.


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Tom Varney, UCA, Graphic Design, Epsom


“It’s a unique opportunity for all to demonstrate their creative flair and originality.  The postcard, a form of communication, and keepsake has been utilised by artists since the early 1900’s.  We’re fascinated in how young people could turn such a familiar aspect of the everyday in to an artwork,” said Paul Vivian, Course Leader in Fine Arts at UCA Farnham.

What Can I Win If I Enter The UCA Art Competition?

Winners will receive cash prizes totalling £1000 and the short list will have the chance to be exhibited at the exhibition space in the Elaine Thomas Library at the UCA Farnham campus.

If you are between 16 and 19 and live in the UK this art competition is for you.  If you are thinking of applying to an art & design course this would be a great project to start with.

How Do I Enter The UCA Art Competition?

Go to http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/art-competition to enter.  The closing date is July 14th with winners being announced in September.


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The UCA Art Competition could be your very own RCA Secret postcard exhibition but not so secret!

And don’t forget to visit Pullingers Art Shop for your Drawing and Painting Materials.  We stock everything you need whatever medium you choose.

Be sure to let us know if you have entered and especially if you become one of the lucky winners.  Good Luck!

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