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John Dyer Exhibition I Official Limited Edition Print I Art & Storytelling Competition

Terms and Conditions


The competition is open to all children aged 16 and below.

Children’s work should be on the theme of Tall Ships and inspired by the painting and stories we have made available. The paintings and art work should be of an appropriate standard for their age. If for any reason this isn’t possible do please let us know as we want to celebrate children of all abilities.

It’s very important that you get permission from your parent or guardian before sending us your entry.

•We can only accept one piece of art and/or one story, poem or play per child.

•All of the writing MUST be entered via the web site form and in English.

•Pictures can be entered via the web site form or email.

When sending in your art we must have a good quality image of your picture; sharp, well-lit, straight and with your picture filling the frame. (You may have a lovely smile but we really don’t want you in the photo – sorry !) Smart phones and tablets are ideal for getting your art to us as you can crop and adjust the image before sending it in. Please crop into the image so the only thing we can see is your piece of art – no carpets or backgrounds please.

By sending us your creative work you give The John Dyer Gallery and working partners the right to reproduce it on the web, send it to the media, broadcast it and to possibly print your picture out for display.

All pictures will be moderated and the gallery reserves the right to refuse entry if we feel a piece of work is unsuitable, not a response to the Tall Ships or of poor quality. This could be for a number of reasons including poor photography, if the image has been obviously traced, or if it includes copyright material from another artist or publication. With written entries we will be looking for creativity, good spelling and use of language. We are unable to publish any entries that may upset people, contain bad language or are incomplete.

If you forget to give us your contact details – or forget to fill in the SUBJECT line of the email correctly we will not be able to include your work

If your work doesn’t arrive with us then we will be unable to display it – you should see your work on our online gallery within 10 days of submitting it. If it isn’t there please send it again or contact us on:

We plan to print the top 200 art entries out and display them at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in August, but if for any reason this is not possible or if we have too many to print then a selection will be chosen for display and/or the pictures will only be displayed online.

If you send us your original painting we are very sorry but we will be unable to return it to you, we will however try to get it online for you.

The judge’s decision is final.




The John Dyer Gallery is strictly by appointment only. Telephone: 0777 339 7503.

Artist Information: John Dyer I Joanne Short