Pershore Plum Festival

Event Information

14/06/2021 - 25/06/2021
01386 565564
art@pershore plumfestival.org.uk
www.pershoreplumfestival. org.uk/art-competition

Pershore Plum Festival Art Competition

Pershore Plum Festival has launched an Art Competition for 2021! Open to children (aged 4+) and adults, the competition forms part of a wider series of events inspired by a two year long Market Gardening Heritage Project conducted by the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service at The Hive in Worcester.
​Their work has aimed to create, and preserve, a record of the history and heritage of market gardening (fruit and vegetable growing) throughout the Vale of Evesham. As part of this work they have carried out a survey of surviving market garden buildings, restored three as heritage sites, created oral testimonies of local memories and held a programme of public events and displays.

We would like Art Competition entrants to use this archive as inspiration. Entrants might make a trip to the hovel sites restored as part of the project and complete a sketch on site. You might be inspired by an oral testimony about life on the land or speak to one of your own relatives whose experiences of growing fruit and vegetables in the Vale of Evesham might inspire a creative response! You might have even worked in the industry yourself and wish to express your memories through the medium of art.

Schools Entries Update

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation, we are unable to provide the ‘drop-off’ system at the Civic Centre that was initially planned. However, if you’re school has multiple entries to our art competitions that are too large or bulky to send in the post, please email us at art@pershoreplumfestival.org.uk to discuss alternative options and possibly organize for these entries to be collected from your school.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing the children’s art.

Competition Information

Theme of the Competition: Market Gardening Heritage (Fruit and Vegetable Growing)
Separate Competitions for adults* and children aged 4+*
Deadline for entries: Friday 25 June 2021
Prizes to be awarded to all winning entrants
Youth Competition – Bundle-prizes for winning entrants’ schools
Judges: Michael Amies BEM and Mr Sce

Winning entries exhibited at Pershore Town Hall:
​ Saturday 21- Saturday 28 August 2021
Open daily 10am – 4pm.
Sunday opening times: 1pm – 4pm

*terms and conditions apply

How to enter:
Complete your artwork.
Download and fill in the appropriate entry form to go alongside your artwork.
Submit your entry – either by post to:
Pershore Plum Festival Art Competition
C/O Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
WR10 1PT
or by email to art@pershoreplumfestival.org.uk

Good Luck!