Art Competition - Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

By submitting your artwork to this competition, you agree to these terms and conditions set by Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd (BEL).

Entry Requirements

  • The Buckler’s Hard Open Art Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 at the time of entering. Both amateur and professional artists are welcome to enter.
  • The competition will be open to entries from Saturday 16th March 2024 and will close at 5pm on Friday 31st May.
  • The competition is free to enter. Individuals can enter a maximum of two pieces across the three categories: Sailing by, Where Time Flows Differently, Step Back in History.
  • Pieces can be paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics or textile works. The competition does not include photographic work, which can be entered to the annual Beaulieu River photographic competition. 2D pieces must not exceed a maximum size of 150cm x 150cm. 3D pieces must not exceed 50cm x 50cm.
  • You are responsible for all costs associated with creating and submitting your artwork.

Submitting your entry

  • To enter the competition, you must submit a photograph of your artwork via the online form
  • The photographs must be high-resolution (not exceeding 5MB) in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG. An entry submitted in any other format will not be accepted. The image itself must comprise a close-up of your artwork only.
  • Applicants are asked to provide the following personal details and contact information when completing the competition entry form. They will be shared with the judging panel and used to contact you in regard to your entry. Your details will be stored in accordance with BEL’s privacy

    • Full name
    • City of residence
    • Email address
    • Name of your piece
    • Category entered under
    • A short bio about yourself
  • By submitting an entry to the competition, you agree to BEL contacting you regarding your entry and permit them to use your name, city of residence, the name of your piece and your accompanying biography to identify you as the creator of the artwork, and to showcase your piece within the exhibition if successful.
  • Entries from employees of BEL and its subsidiaries may be submitted but will not be eligible for any of the prizes.


  • All creators retain ownership of their work, however, by submitting it you hereby grant BEL a royalty-free license to publish, broadcast (across all media), sub-license, print or reproduce your entry and display on any other platforms including any yet to be envisaged. This licence will be deemed to include all the necessary rights and permissions to enable such use by Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd to complete the administration of this competition. You can contact Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd via to withdraw consent for the use of your artwork.
  • During and after the submission period, your submission may be showcased to the public via social media, the Buckler’s Hard website and within the Art of Buckler’s Hard
  • Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use, must not infringe the rights of any other party. If BEL has reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches this paragraph, then Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd may, in its absolute discretion, decide not to consider it.
  • Any false information provided within the context of the art competition concerning identity, details, ownership of right or non-compliance with these terms and conditions or the like may result in the immediate withdrawal of your entry from the art competition.

Winning Entry Selection

  • The pieces will be judged by a panel, to be announced, week commencing 3rd June. The finalists will be notified via email and/or telephone by Friday 7th June.
  • They must be able to provide the winning art piece, framed and ready to be displayed within the exhibition by Friday 14th June.
  • Reasonable effort will be made to contact the winner by BEL, however, if the artist is unavailable or not able to provide the winning piece ready for exhibition, BEL reserves the right to transfer the prize to another artist shortlisted.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final.
  • If displayed in the Art of Buckler’s Hard exhibition, your piece will need to remain in the exhibition until it closes on Sunday 3rd November. You will have until 1st December 2024 to collect your piece.
  • There is no guarantee that your work will be used at any point during the campaign.


  • Three prize categories will be awarded:

The Montagu Award

This will be awarded in June by the judging panel. There will be a first, second and third prize awarded.

The Peoples’ Choice Award

Visitors to the exhibition from 21st June until it closes will encouraged to vote for their favourite art work within the Open Art Competition. The piece with the most votes will win the award.

The Villagers’ Choice Award

The residents of Buckler’s Hard will be invited to choose their favourite artwork from the Open Art Competition winners.


  • BEL will take all reasonable care in handling and safeguarding the winning pieces displayed within within the Art of Buckler’s Hard exhibition but advise the owners to make their own insurance arrangements.

The competition is being run by Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN.

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