Search is on for Peak District’s young artists

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The search for the Peak District’s most talented young artists is underway after Peak District Artisans launched their Young Artist of the Year competition.

The competition is open to art students aged between 16 and 25 with no restrictions on technique, materials or style. The work can be 2D or 3D but must be effectively reproduced in 2D printed form if required.

Organiser Suzanne Cannon said: “Over the last four years we have seen some amazing talent and wonderful results for our winners, from commissions and contracts to increased confidence making life changing decisions around their future careers.”

The competition will see the overall winner receiving £200 in cash, with second and third places received £100 and £50 respectively. All three will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Great Dome Art Fair in Buxton from July 18 to 20.

The deadline for entries is 6pm on March 29 with the shortlist announced in April. The winners will be announced at the Great Dome Art Fair preview evening on July 18.

For information on how to enter, see or email