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Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year 2019 Reject letter.

Dear Artist

Thank you for your application to Portrait Artist of the Year 2019.
We have received even more applications this year. The judges have now examined every single submission, and have been more impressed than ever with the standard of the artwork. As always, their job whittling these down to a shortlist of just 72 artists to take part in 8 heats has not been an easy one, but on this occasion we regret to inform you that your application has not been successful. 

Due to increasing popularity with the public it has been necessary this year to ticket the heats at the Wallace Collection in London and all the sessions are now fully booked. If you are not attending the heats we sincerely hope you will tune in to watch the new series when it transmits on Sky Arts in January 2019, and also be inspired to enter again next year.

Don’t forget the deadline for Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 is 11th May, so there is still time to submit your application!

We hugely appreciate the time and effort you put in to enter our competition, and commiserate that this isn’t the news you’d hoped to receive. Without your enthusiasm and talent this would be a very different series.

As a small thanks we have also attached a voucher for Cass Arts.

With very best wishes we thank you again for your interest in and support of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.

The Portrait Artist of the Year team

I entered the Sky Arts Portrait artist of the year today. Its a TV program with the chance of winning a £10,000 commission. I have no misconceptions that I am going to to get on it never mind get through the first heat but I would like to.
After watching the program I know they choose a range of artists with varied skills so I think anyone has a chance. Or I could be in for another rejection letter.

As well as your self-portrait you can enter two further paintings so these are the two I have entered. The closing date is the 16th March so I had more time but I felt I was happy with the results Id had so far and wanted to move on from doing self-portraits.

So I'll let you know when I hear and wish me well.



James Budden said…
Have you heard from them yet? I'm not sure my application went through.
Best of luck, I think your work is great.
James Budden said…
Have you heard from them yet? I'm not sure my application went through.
Best of luck, I think your work is great.

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