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The search begins for Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2022

Young artists aged 18 and under can now compete for the title of Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2022. The CPRE held the competition for the first time last year and were really impressed with the quality and quantity of entries from across the county.

The charity is inviting budding young artists to showcase their creativity by capturing Devon’s unique and precious landscapes in the medium of their choice. There are two entry categories – one for teenagers (aged 12-18) and one for younger children (age 7-11) – with cash prizes for the winners.

Exeter-based landscape artist Kath Hadden will again join our Director Penny Mills to judge the entries. They are hoping to receive as many original pictures and paintings as we did in 2021, when the winners were Christopher Moore with his mixed-media seascape and Matilda Baker with her verdant Dartmoor scene.

Anything goes as far as the choice of landscape is concerned – as long as it’s in Devon. It could be a favourite beach or beauty spot, a local park or green space, somewhere visited on a day out or even the artist’s own garden.

Penny says, “Kath and I thoroughly enjoyed looking through all the artwork last year. Such a lot of effort had gone into the entries and there was some real talent. We had our work cut out judging so many fantastic paintings and drawings, each capturing a uniquely personal perspective of Devon’s coast and countryside. We’re really looking forward to seeing what this year will bring.”

The competition is simple to enter with cash prizes for each age category. £100 for the winner in each age category. £25 runner up prizes. To enter, simply post your entry which must be A3 or A4 size, with your name, age and contact details on the back and post to Devon CPRE, PO Box 26, Beaworthy, EX21 5XN. (If you would like your painting returned, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope (for the right postage please! – We regret we cannot post everybody’s paintings back to them unless the postage is provided!). The deadline for entries is Friday, 30 September 2022