Epic Art Challenge 2021

Macrobert Art Centre's Epic Art Challenge is back and we want YOU to get involved! 

We're delighted to announce that Epic Art Challenge is back for 2021! This year we're looking for artists to submit their work centred around the theme - 'The Most Incredible Thing'.

So, what's the most incredible thing to you? Open to your interpretation, have a think about the most incredible to you and start creating. Use pens, pencils, paint, pastels to create something amazing - we'll leave that to your imagination! Did we mention there's prizes to be won? 

All artwork submitted will be presented in our online digital gallery. We will then select our favourite artworks to be presented in the Arthouse as part of our Epic Art Exhibition and prize winners will be invited to a special opening ceremony of the exhibition on Saturday 3rd July

All ages, from across the UK, are invited to take part this year, as for the very first time not only will there be a digital exhibition, but we are including an open category for over 18s!

Age Categories:

  • Group 1: Age 4 to 10
  • Group 2: Age 11 to 14
  • Group 3: Age 15 to 17
  • Group 4: Age 18+

To submit your work please fill out the form below and attach a clear photograph of your artwork (we recommend placing your artwork on a flat surface to take the photo and crop the photo to the edges). The submission deadline is Mon 31 May. 



1. What size of work can I submit?

Your work should be created on a piece of A4 or A3 paper or card.

2. Can I submit a piece of digital art?

Absolutely! Please be aware if your digital artwork is selected for the Epic Art exhibition in the Arthouse we will print the work and frame it here at Macrobert. Just make sure it's A4 or A3.

3. How do I submit an image of my work?

Simply take a photograph/scan of your work using a camera, phone or scanner and attach the image to the form.
File types must be JPG or PNG and we would recommend using the crop function on your device before submitting, to crop the photo to the edge of your artwork.

4. What should I do if I am having issues submitting my work via the online form?

Please contact us by emailing creativelearning@macrobertartscentre.org and we will do everything we can to help you submit your art.

5. How many artworks can I submit?

Each artist can submit only one piece of work to the competition. If you are a parent/guardian with multiple children submitting art please submit individual forms per child.

6. When will I find out if my work has been selected?

We will contact all artists whose work has been selected for the exhibition in Macrobert Arthouse week commencing in early June. 

7. How will you collect my work for the exhibition if I am selected?

We will be in touch with those selected to make arrangements in June.

8. I am a teacher and have a large class of children submitting. How can I submit all their entries to the competition? 

Please contact us by emailing creativelearning@macrobertartscentre.org and we will organise a method of collecting the artwork.

9. If I'm a prize winner, how will I get to Macrobert Arts Centre?

Those invited will be given guidance about attending the Opening Event, considering government restrictions that may still be in place at the time. Attendance is not mandatory and prize winners and their named guests will be responsible for getting themselves to the venue as we are unable to provide financial support for those invited.