Wells Art Contemporary Awards 2021


Published: Thursday, 11 March 2021

25 May 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to artists over the age of 18.


WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England. An idea that came to life around kitchen and dining tables has already established a strong presence in the London, national and international art world and is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States, as well as all over UK.

Entries can be any medium – painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, installation or video

In order to enter the competition, you shall complete an online application form.

2020 Winners

Simon Averill, The Small Stuf  – Howden Art Award

Habib Hajallie, Where Are You Really From – NG Art Creative Residency

Niki Hare, The Future Is Not What It Used To Be – JGM Gallery Exhibition Prize

2020 Catalogue

Entry fees
The entry fee is £15 per work.
The entry fee for students is £12 per work.

• Howden Art Award: £2,000 awarded to one artist
• People’s Choice Prize: £500
• NG Art Creative Residency: The Prize Winner will receive a free two-week placement at the NG Art Creative Residency in Eygalieres, Provence.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.