Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2021

Young artists aged 18 and under can now compete for the prestigious title of ‘Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist’ following a rebrand of our traditional painting competition for children.

And we are delighted that Exeter based landscape artist Kath Hadden will be giving us the benefit of her expertise to help us judge this year’s entries. Kath’s wonderful paintings are inspired by Devon’s coast and countryside so she is the perfect choice to become a fellow judge – we are thrilled she has agreed to help us.

This year we’ve decided to open up our annual art competition to under 18s, with new categories for older age groups. It’s a chance for Devon’s young people to engage with the Great Outdoors and showcase their artistic skills by capturing Devon’s unique and precious landscapes in the medium of their choice. The two age categories this year are 7-11 and 12-18.

The standard of entries from children has been fantastic in previous years and we’re hoping to encourage even more young people to enter in 2021 by raising the age limit to 18. We’re really looking forward to seeing what we’re sure will be some fantastic paintings and drawings capturing the natural beauty of Devon’s coast and countryside.

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.

Last year the standard of artwork was so high during Lockdown that we produced a calendar featuring some of the best paintings and drawings of Devon’s natural environment.

We have high hopes that this new competition will yield some stunning artwork and uniquely personal perspectives of Devon in all its summer glory. The competition is simple to enter with cash prizes for each age category – £100 for the winning entry in each age category and £25 runner up prizes. We’re looking forward to receiving lots of entries.

To enter, simply post us your painting which must be A3 or A4 size, clearly marking your name and contact details on the back and age. Post to us at Devon CPRE, PO Box 26, Beaworthy, EX21 5XN.

The deadline for entries is 1st November 2021.

Good luck!

last year’s winning entries –