The Lichfield Prize 2017 - Call for entries is now open with prizes worth £1200


15 Mar 2017 to 06 Jun 2017
Opening times:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Emporium, in association with Lichfield Festival invites emerging and established artists countrywide to participate in their annual visual arts competition.

Under the exhibition title Dreams and Extremes artists are invited to creatively interpret this year's competition theme which focuses on America; a land of hopes and dreams, and extremes of terrain and temperature, of colour, creed, culture and colonisation.

This very topical subject, as well as a wide historical or geographical brief, invites interpretation and artistic expression with paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, film or photography.

First Prize - £500 cash sponsored by Lichfield BID & A solo exhibition at Emporium

The People’s Choice - £200 cash sponsored by Keelys LLP Solicitors

This new prize will be awarded to the artist who receives the most votes from exhibition visitors.

Competition finalists will be exhibited at Lichfield Cathedral and more selected entries exhibited at Emporium for the duration of the Lichfield Festival 7th – 15th July.

Entry Forms and Conditions can be found at

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 6th June 2017

For further information please contact emporium on 01543 256624 or email

01543 256624