Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2021


The Friends of the Ridgeway were very disappointed to have to cancel the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize in 2020. However, we are delighted to announce that the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize will be held in April 2021. Regrettably, it does not seem safe and sensible to hold such a physical exhibition and hence the 2021 Arts Prize will be an online exhibition.

As previous years, the aim of the competition remains to bring The Ridgeway to life not only as a long-distance trail but also as an artistic inspiration, and to show The Ridgeway, its history and environs, in all their aspects throughout all seasons. The theme of the competition is ‘Spirit of the Ridgeway’. There are separate classes for (i) wall art (including painting, drawing, etching, textile pictures and wall hangings, and mosaics), (ii) sculpture (including ceramics), (iii) photography (including digital art), and (iv) writing (poetry or prose). The competition is open to amateur and professional artists of all ages.

The exhibition will be open online on our website by clicking on the button below from Sunday 18 April 2021 with the Prize Giving online via Zoom on Sunday 25 April 2021.

The revised Flyer for the competition along with the Rules and Entry Form are attached.

A Flyer for the competition is linked here.

The Competition rules are linked here

The Entry form is linked here

View the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize Exhibition