Ironstone Art Prize

The Ironstone Art Prize 2024

Having been postponed from 2020, due to challenges of the Covid pandemic and subsequent programming clashes, the Ironstone Art Prize returns for 2024.

The Ironstone Art Prize showcases the best recent work by artists from this region. Artwork in any medium or mixed media, including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, glass, textiles and metalwork, will be considered.

A panel of independent judges with professional art backgrounds select work for the exhibition as well as deciding the winners of the Ironstone Art Prize and the Ironstone Under 21s Prize. The winners will be announced at the private view. All artists with work featured in the exhibition will receive invitations to the private view.

** Entry For Ironstone Art Prize 2024 is now Closed**

The first round of judging will happen in November 2023 with the final judging in January 2024.

This year the prize money:

Ironstone Art Prize Under 21’s People’s Prize
£1000 £100 £100

This competition’s Under 21’s Prize is kindly sponsored by The Artery, Banbury.

The exhibition will take place between between 27th January and 10th March 2024.

For full Terms and Conditions for the 2024 competition, please see below.

As all entries to the Art Prize must be made via our website. To help, we will be running a Digital Surgery on the 13th September 2023. Museum staff will be on hand in the Museum between 10.30am-3.30pm to help potential entrants with with digital photography and submitting their work for the application. No need to book, just drop by with your artwork.

Just some of the work exhibited in years gone by…