FREEDOM Art Competition

What does freedom look like to you?

Get involved in the Save Reading Gaol Art Competition this autumn, inspired by the theme of ‘freedom.’

Our fantastic prizes include art materials, creative experiences and theatre tickets kindly donated by local organisations including Hobbycraft, Made by Tamalia, Craft Box Club, Art Jam Studio, Progress Theatre, Flip Out Basingstoke, Reading Biscuit Factory, Berzerk Productions and Rabble Theatre.

The competition is open to children (aged 5-16) and adults (17+) with children’s entries judged in four age categories. 

Entries will be judged by Waldemar Januszczak, art critic of the Sunday Times.

Art works should be A4 size or 10×8 inches (canvas, paper, board or card etc…) and should be submitted to Hobbycraft Reading (Forbury Retail Park, Kenavon Dr., RG13HS – opposite Reading Gaol) no later than Sunday 14thNovember. Digitally created art works are also welcome but must be printed out and submitted as physical copies.

All child submissions must have the name and age of the child, plus parent/guardian phone number and email written clearly on the back. Adult submissions also require their name and contact details.

If you would like to, please do share your work via social media with the hashtag #SaveReadingGaol in support of our cause.

Art works will be reviewed by our team and a selection of finalists will be displayed for public vote in the Reading Hobbycraft store from 20th November, with winners announced by 1st December.

Good luck and happy creating!