Images by Bethany Pass, Maya Krishan and Jessica Mitchell

Black Swan Arts Young Open 2020
21 March – 25 April
Preview: Saturday 21 March, 12pm (midday)
Deadline for entries: Friday 28 February 2020 (midnight)

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The Young Open is our annual competition for creatives between the ages of 8 and 19. We’re always impressed with the variety and vibrancy of work submitted. It is one of our best-attended exhibitions of the year.

The Young open gives younger artists the opportunity to experience entering an art competition and to have their work displayed in an art gallery. We hope that entrants from the Young Open will go on to take part in the Art Open as they get older.

Black Swan Arts is proud to collaborate with local education providers. We welcome group submissions from schools and colleges and entries from individuals.

As with our Art Open, there are also prizes awarded. Visit the competition site to submit an entry or to view our full competition details, terms and guidelines.

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The 2020 panel of independent judges

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Mark Dorrington
Mayor of Frome

photograph of Laura O'Brien
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Kristina Stephenson
Author and illustrator

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Amy Yates
Artist