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Change the World 2016 art competition

Now in its second year, the Change the World art competition is to have the finalists on display in Oxford Town Hall gallery during Oxfordshire Artweeks in May 2016

"How would you make a positive or inspiring impression on the world through art?"

Already with over 5,000 views and over 1,100 votes, the online part of the Change the World art competition to select the finalists is well under way.


Online voting finishes at midnight on 24th April with the most popular eight in the Oxfordshire Adults category and eight in the Open category qualify for the final. After exhibiting at Oxford Town Hall, a panel of three independent judges will assess and score the works to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category as well as an overall competition winning Grand Prix. Winners receive GreatArt gift voucher prizes for first, second and third places plus an overall competition Grand Prix winner earning a £150 gift voucher.


The finalists’ artwork shall be on display at Oxford Town Hall from 5th to 28th May 2016 along with other emerging contemporary artists from Poseytude Gallery. The exhibition takes place during Oxfordshire Artweeks, the annual month long celebration and exhibition of art across Oxfordshire.

Private view launch event tickets for the 5th May 2016 are available by contacting info@poseytude.com.

About Change the World Art Competition

The competition was established by Poseytude Gallery in 2014 to encourage and promote art and artists in Oxfordshire and beyond whilst demonstrating how art can be a positive media for change. We utilise an online voting platform to promote the art, artist and the message and independent judges from the world of art to select the best that meet the competition criteria.

Competition Theme

In these challenging times that we all live in, how would you make a positive or inspiring impression on the world through art?

We live in a changing and ever more challenging world. Our environment and resources are being depleted and nature with the elements of air, wind, fire and water is testing us. Our countryside is being reduced due to meet rising population and seaside being eroded due to rising sea levels and changing weather patterns. Economic inequality is rife and charities battle to cope with feeding and supporting the homeless, sick and insecure. Love and humanity exists, yet we battle over territory, resources often in the name of politics and religion even as people of the same planet. Greed and ignorance versus love and education. So, what would you tell our future selves to protect or change? What would you want to remind people of the beauty of our planet? Tell us through your art medium and briefly in your words how we can use or be inspired by it to make a change."


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