Entry into judged competitions is open to all, irrespective of your level of experience or expertise.

Full instructions and information can be found in this printable document Competition-Instructions-2024  or by following this link Enter your work.

The following limits apply to the numbers of items one entrant can submit :

  • A maximum of 3 photographs across the five Photographic competitions.
  • A maximum of 3 paintings across the three Fine Art competitions.
  • A maximum of 3 items in each of the Craft sections. There is no limit to the number of Craft sections that can be entered. If you wish to enter more than 5 items in total, please use a second form or contact the Entries Secretary.

Items entered into judged competitions will NOT be for sale.

Preferably, please use the online form below to submit your work. Alternatively, follow this link for a print and post version of the form work for judging form 2024.

Please note that the closing date for entries is Friday 12th July 2024.

The information you enter will be used to produce labels for your work. These will be posted to you along with a copy of your entry details and some flyers which we ask that you use to help publicise the event.

If you have any queries or require a hard copy version of the form, please email the Entries Secretary (entries@dorsetartsandcrafts.org)

If you are a DACA Member and wish to submit items for display and sale, please do so by following this link Submitting Work for Sale.

    Please use this form for entering Judged Competitions ONLY


    Please use this area for CRAFT items and refer to the craft instructions

    Please use this area for FINE ART items and refer to the fine art instructions

    Please use this area for PHOTOGRAPHY items and refer to the photography instructions

    Sun 28th July 10:00am - 1:00pmSun 28th July 2:00pm - 4:00pmMon 29th July 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Wed 7th Aug 11:00am - 1:00pmWed 7th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Handing in your work

    Attach the correct label (supplied by the Association) to each item (for craft items please use a long thread)

    Deliver the items to The Purbeck School, Wareham, at your agreed drop off time & date

    Collection of items

    Items will be available for collection DURING THE SPECIFIED TIMES on Wednesday 7th August only.

    Collection is your responsibility: the Association has no storage facilities.

    Remember to collect your comment forms and certificates!

    See "paying for your entries" on the Enter Your Work page for details of charges, account number for BACS and reference.