Held annually in Hayfield in June, this competition is open to all age groups. Artists are invited to come to Hayfield and ' capture the essence of Hayfield 'in a painting created in the parish on the day.
Significant cash prizes can be won by seniors. There is a first prize of £250. The winning painting remains the property of Hayfield Parish Council and joins a display in the Village Hall. Other senior prizes include £100 for 2nd and £75 for third place.
The seven children's categories each have a 1st and 2nd prize of good quality art materials. Children are allowed to paint their picture over the week before the competition.
There is a category for the 'most original interpretation of Hayfield on the day' in the senior category with a trophy and voucher as a prize.
Register at St Matthew's Church between 8.30 and 11.00 on the day of the competition. Return your completed work for display by 3.45. The public are admitted to vote for the painting they feel should win and an independent panel of three judges award votes to the paintings they judge as 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The combined votes decide on the winning paintings. The panel alone decides on the winner of the 'Most Original Interpretation of Hayfield ' on the day. Prizes are awarded in the church at approximately 5.30p.m.
It is a wonderful day out enjoyed by all.
For full entry details click here.
To view a gallery of past winners click here.