Artist of the Year 2017

To celebrate the launch of our fantastic half price art sale», we are once again running our artist of the year competition – and this time, it’s open to everybody!

Last year we held our first Student Artist of the Year award and received tons of amazing entries, but there could only be one winner – and that was Rachel Ward! Learn all about Rachel and her artwork in her meet the artist » post.

As we had so many great entries last year, we decided to open up the competition this year to all ages, and run it in three categories -youth, student and adult. This means you can be judged with people of a similar level, and also means we will have 3 wonderful winners overall!

The competition runs from 3rd August to 14th September, so make sure to get your entry in before the closing date and read the terms and conditions » before entering.

What can you win?

Each winner will receive the following:

  • Glass ‘Artist of the Year 2017’ trophy
  • £200 Hobbycraft gift voucher
  • An amazing art bundle
  • Your artwork displayed in store
  • A ‘meet the artist’ post on the blog

How to Enter


Upload your artwork using the form below, along with a short explanation of your piece and what you have used to create it.

Social Media

Upload an image of your artwork to Instagram or Twitter, along with the category you wish to enter and the hashtag #ArtForTheWin

In Store

Take your artwork into your local store and one of our colleagues will upload it to Twitter.


This competition has now closed – good luck with your entry!


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