Welcome to The 3rd Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2022©

The Contest is now open for submissions!

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Award winning artist of 2019

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 Award winning artists 2021

Each artist must submit two works of art that best represent themselves as an artist.

There is no theme to the contest and all mediums of art including photography can be entered for this competition.
Performance and video art are the only mediums excluded.
Artwork size must not exceed 120cm x 120cm x 30cm
for artworks to be hung on the wall.

Sculptures must not exceed 150cm Height x 100cm x 100cm.

All judges are instructed to select a diverse mix of styles and mediums to make for what we feel to be, one of the most inclusive art contests in the UK.

£3 from every entry will be donated and shared between the charities selected for the Cambridge invitational.

In addition the artworks sales commission of  20% will also be shared between our two beneficiary charities.

The charities for Cambridge 2022 are

Arts 4 Dementia and Cambridgeshire's Arts and Minds Charity.
Here are a few reasons to enter... 

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Physical Exhibition

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We are thrilled to announce for the 3rd year running Castle Fine Art, the UK's leading commercial art gallery will house the exhibition & the preview awards evening within their Flagship Cambridge Gallery.

For one week, the winning artworks will be exhibited 

for viewing and for sale with 20% commission shared between our two beneficiary charities.

Each winner and a guest will be invited to attend our preview and awards evening and receive their

Cambridge Invitational Art Award., presented by the Mayor of Cambridge.

The preview evening will include further individual awards, prizes, drinks and a chance to chat to our judges and commercial art purchasers.

The evening will also provide great publicity opportunities with media interviews.

Permanent Online Gallery

Cass Art, the UK's leading commercial art supplies retailer, will host the winning artworks via blog interviews with the twelve winning artists on their website.

Cass Art's website also promotes the winning artists of Sky Art's Portrait, Landscape Artist of the year and

The London, Cambridge and Oxford Invitationals.

This collaboration will provide excellent online exposure for the twelve winning artists.

Galeria Moderna will also host a permanent online gallery

showcasing the winning artworks for each of our contest as a historic record.

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During the awards and preview evening five of the twelve winning artists are eligible for one of the following additional awards and prizes including exclusive prizes from some of Cambridge's finest Patrons of the Arts...

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Including £150 of

Cass Art 

Gift Vouchers

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The Jurys Inn Hotel Art Award

Enjoy a Bottle of bubbly & overnight stay for two.

Including £50 Cass Art Voucher.

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The Cass Art Award.

Including £150 of Cass Art Vouchers

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The Lord Mayor's Choice Award.
Including £150 of Cass Art Vouchers
(Cllr, Mark Lygo)

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Meet the judges.

Call for entries are open. 
Deadline for entries are now extended until 6th March, midnight.
Judging 4th-20th March.
Awards & Preview Evening
3rd April.
Exhibition 4th-10th April 2022.


If you have received an email from us, please enter as an invitee. If you have seen our promotions please enter as a wildcard. NB our judges are unaware of the invitee status.

We have assembled a superb cross section of Judges for this years competition, who will provide a balanced and varied selection process. This system provides the opportunity for a diverse selection of artists to showcase their art directly to these influential  national, city gallery owners and art lovers across the UK.

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Allison Taylor Manager of Castle Fine Art Oxford. As the UK's leading art retailer, we are committed to our motto, 'Your world, our art'. In our journey to make art accessible for all, we have worked alongside our collectors, staff and local communities to discover the new generation of artistic talent. Boasting one of the world’s oldest universities, Oxford has a rich history with the architecture dating back to the medieval period. Fusing the cultural with the modern, our new gallery is located within the recently regenerated Westgate Centre on the lower ground floor.

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John Doubleday is known for his public bronze sculpture in many countries.  He is, however, a practitioner in a number of media. Much of his non-commission work consists of palimpsests of overlain images concerned with the resonance of memory informing perception.  His recent work includes work in silver and reinterpretations in bronze of still-life images produced over a 50 year period. John will be casting his keen eye over our sculpture entries. Feel free to view our previous winners and there amazing and diverse works on our menu.

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Phillip Jones has been running the arts here at the Jam Factory for just over a year now. Part of what I do includes organising and curating exhibitions, putting on regular art classes such as our weekly life drawings, coordinating Art markets and trying to create opportunity within the arts in Oxford.

The Jam Factory is an independent, family run arts venue and restaurant. - playing host to various artistic groups, with regularly changing exhibitions throughout the year and an exciting program of events and classes. We opened our doors in November 2006 and have since then been part of over two hundred exhibitions.

We’re delighted to display original art from talented artists, emerging and established. 
The Jam Factory is known as one of the city’s most intriguing contemporary art spaces, and we are very proud to be part of Oxford’s art scene.

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Elena Chimonas is the owner of Camden Image Gallery London, an independent, award-winning gallery displaying a range of artworks in all genres. The gallery, which opened in 2013, is available to hire to curators & artists from the UK and around the world, and welcomes artists at all stages in their career. There are three rooms located over two floors allowing for a variety of artwork to be displayed. The gallery is situated in the vibrant heart of Camden, easily accessible by all and is part of the area’s diverse, cultural landscape.

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Call for entries are now open.

See Home Menu to read what our previous winning artists have said about our contests.