Competition terms and conditions

1. Introduction

  1. The Lancashire Artist of the Year competition is organised by Lancashire County Council Cultural Services ("LCC") of PO Box 78, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8XJ.
  2. For all enquiries, please contact the organisers by email

2. The competition

  1. To enter the competition entrants must submit a 2D Lancashire landscape scene which fits into one of the following categories: spring, summer, autumn, winter ("Artworks"). 12 Artworks will be chosen to form a calendar.
  2. All Artworks submitted will be categorised into seasons and considered by a panel of judges.
  3. A shortlist of the judges' favourite Artworks will be selected for each season in early July 2024. The entrants whose Artworks have been shortlisted will be contacted by email/telephone.
  4. Shortlisted entrants must respond to the shortlisting email and/or telephone message within 5 working days. Entrants that fail to respond within the timeframe stipulated in this clause will be removed from the competition.
  5. The shortlisted Artworks will be uploaded onto LCC's website which the public can access in order to vote online for their favourite Artworks.
  6. Online public voting will open at 09:00 on Monday 15 July 2024 and close at 23:59 on Monday 5 August 2024.
  7. The 3 Artworks with the most votes for each season will constitute the 12 finalists ("the Finalists").
  8. The Lancashire Artist of the Year will be the entrant whose Artworks receives the most votes ("the Winner").
  9. The Finalists and the Winner's Artworks will be collated and printed in a 12-month calendar which will be sold across the county in LCC libraries. The Winner will have their Artwork printed on the front page of the calendar.
  10. Any proceeds resulting from sale of the calendar will go towards activities to support Lancashire care leavers. For the avoidance of doubt, care leavers are young people who are leaving care between the ages of 16 – 18 years old.

3. How to enter

  1. The competition will run from 09:00 on Tuesday 7 May 2024 ("the Opening Date") to 23:59 on Wednesday 12 June 2024 ("the Closing Date") inclusive.
  2. All entries received before the Opening Date or after the Closing Date stipulated above in clause 3.1 will be automatically disqualified.
  3. To enter the competition, entrants must upload one electronic photograph of their Artworks via the official entry form on LCC's website by the Closing Date.
  4. For help with entries, please see the submission guidelines for further information on how to submit an entry.
  5. If the entrant is under 16 years of age, a parent/carer must fill out the entry form on behalf of the entrant.
  6. No purchase necessary.
  7. LCC will not accept responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
  8. By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

4. Eligibility

  1. The competition is open to anyone based in the UK who has a connection to the postcode boundaries of Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council.
  2. There is no age restriction.
  3. Entry is restricted to one Artwork entry per person, per season. Where an entrant enters multiple Artworks for the same season, only the first submission will count towards the competition. The remaining Artworks will be disqualified.
  4. The Artworks submitted must be the entrants own original piece which has not previously been published or exhibited.
  5. The Artworks must have been created within the previous 2 years immediately prior to the Closing Date.
  6. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted, except in the circumstances where a parent/carer is entering Artworks on behalf of a child under the age of 16 years old. Joint submissions are not allowed.
  7. To be eligible, all Artworks must be landscape and no bigger than A1 (59.4 cm high x 84.1 cm wide). Any Artworks larger than this size shall be disqualified.
  8. The Artworks can be produced in any 2D material, excluding photography and all forms of digital media. For the avoidance of doubt, collage and mixed media works are allowed.
  9. The Artworks entered must be of a Lancashire scene, given a title, and fit into one of the following categories: spring, summer, autumn or winter.
  10. Submissions deemed by LCC to be rude, offensive, defamatory, illegal or condoning dangerous behaviour will be removed from the competition immediately and that entrant will be prohibited from submitting any further Artworks.
  11. LCC reserves the right to disqualify entrants Artworks from the competition at any time if an entrants' conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition.
  12. All and any costs and expenses incurred by entrants during the competition are the sole responsibility of the entrant.

5. Shortlisted artworks, finalists and the winner

  1. The decision of the panel of judges in respect of the shortlisted Artworks is final and no correspondence or discussions will be entered into.
  2. Following the online public vote, the Finalists will be notified the week commencing Monday 12 August 2024 by way of email and/or telephone.
  3. The public vote is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
  4. The Finalists will be required to take their Artworks to any LCC library or Lancashire Archives the week commencing Monday 26 August 2024. All Artworks must be delivered unframed and without any glass or coverings.
  5. It is the Finalists sole responsibility for arranging the delivery of their Artworks to a LCC library or Lancashire Archives and LCC shall not be responsible in respect of the same.
  6. Finalists are solely responsible for the secure packaging of their Artworks. LCC shall not be responsible for any damage caused as a result of poor packaging.
  7. Upon delivery, it is the Finalists responsibility to ensure that they hand their Artworks to a LCC member of staff. Any damage, lost or stolen Artworks as a result of the Finalist failing to deliver their Artworks to a LCC member of staff is the fault of the Finalist. LCC shall not be responsible in any such circumstances.
  8. The Finalists and the Winner will be announced on Wednesday 9 October 2024 via press release on the LCC social media channels and website.
  9. LCC must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation LCC will publish the surname and county of the Finalists and the Winner and, if applicable, their winning Artworks on LCC's website on Wednesday 9 October 2024 (Announcement Date).
  10. If an entrant objects to any or all of their surname, county and winning Artworks being published or made available, please contact LCC at In such circumstances, LCC must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.

6. Prizes

  1. The Finalists and the Winner must be available to attend a prize giving ceremony ("the Ceremony") at Lancashire Archives on Wednesday 2 October 2023 at 12:00. They will receive their prize and collect their Artworks at the Ceremony.
  2. If a Finalist or the Winner are not available to attend the Ceremony they are permitted to nominate somebody else to attend in their place.
  3. If a Finalist or the Winner are not able to attend the Ceremony or send a nominated person in their place, they must contact to organise collection of their prize and Artworks. Collection must take place within a reasonable period of time.
  4. Any Artworks which has not been collected by a Finalist or the Winner within a reasonable period of time may be disposed of by LCC at their sole discretion. LCC shall not be responsible for returning any Artworks to a Finalist or the Winner who fail to collect it at the Ceremony or within a reasonable time frame thereafter.
  5. Along with having their Artworks published in the calendar the Finalists and the Winner will receive a number of copies of the published calendar, the number to be determined by LCC.
  6. In addition to clause 6.5, the Winner will receive a trophy and £50 e-voucher to an art supply store. The remaining 11 Finalists will receive a £25 e-voucher to an art supply store.
  7. All prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative, charity donation or substitute prizes are available, except at the sole discretion of LCC.
  8. LCC does not accept any responsibility if a Finalist or the Winner is not able to take up the prize(s).
  9. All and any costs and expenses incurred by the Finalists and the Winner during the competition, including the prize giving ceremony, are the sole responsibility of the Finalists and the Winner.

7. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights

  1. LCC does not claim any rights of ownership in the Artworks.
  2. By submitting a competition entry in the form of an Artworks and any accompanying material, each entrant agrees to:
    1. assign to LCC all their intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and
    2. waive all moral rights, in and to their competition entry and otherwise arising in connection with their entry to which they may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.
  3. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure full compliance with all applicable copyright permissions and laws.
  4. The entrant is solely responsible in ensuring that their Artworks does not infringe on anyone else’s rights.
  5. Each entrant agrees that LCC may, but is not required to, make the entrants Artworks available on the LCC website ( and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. Each entrant agrees to grant LCC a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the Artworks and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the Artworks and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
  6. LCC accepts no liability if an entrant fails to adhere to this clause 7 and all entrants agree to fully indemnify LCC against all and any claims made by a third party arising from any such breach of these terms and conditions.

8. Data protection and publicity

  1. Submission of an Artworks indicates approval by all entrants to be named in publicity, including photographs, recordings and videos and LCC shall have the right to use all resulting publicity material in any medium which for the avoidance of doubt includes, but is not limited to, LCC's website, social media platforms and the internet and in any manner LCC sees fit.
  2. LCC will only process an entrant's personal information as set out in the LCC privacy policy. See also clause 5.9 and 5.10 with regard to the announcement of Finalists and the Winner.
  3. By entering the competition, each entrant acknowledges the use of the legitimate interest data processing form.
  4. A signed legitimate interest data processing form to be completed by shortlisted entrants (or parent/carer if under 16) confirms the use of personal data by LCC.
  5. The ‘legitimate interests’ form must be received before the shortlist is open to public votes.
  6. Should the winning entrant want to withdraw from the agreement to share personal data they can do so, and the prize will be awarded to the next placed entrant.
  7. By entering the Competition entrants warrant and undertake that the information submitted is true, accurate and complete.

9. General

  1. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, LCC may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude an entrant from participating in the competition.
  2. LCC reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
  3. LCC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Entrants will be notified by email of any amendments.
  4. These terms and conditions are governed by English law. If any entrants to this promotion wish to take court proceedings, then they must do this within the courts in the United Kingdom.