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Floodplain Meadows Partnership Arts and Crafts Competition 2021

About you

Your name
Email address
Contact phone numbers (mobile and/or landline)

About your artwork

Name of artwork
Floodplain meadow that inspired you

Which of the competition themes does it best fit into (you can pick more than one)?

a. The role of floodplain meadows in mitigating climate change
b. The importance of floodplain meadows for nature
c. The contribution of floodplain meadows in a sustainable agricultural system.
d. Letting rivers flood into floodplains
e. Celebrating the cultural importance of floodplain meadows
Please tell us a little more about your artwork. Did anything in particular inspire you?

Requirements for the application to be accepted

Submission of your artwork to the competition

No more than 3 pieces of artwork will be accepted per individual.

Your art work must be submitted by email in the first instance, even if it is a 3D piece of work (in which case please submit a photograph of your work).

All 2D work such as painting, drawing, projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120 x 120 cm in size max.

All three-dimensional work, including sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80 x 80 x 80 cm max in size.

FILM & SOUND: Please upload your work to YouTube, or send an MP4/WAV/other file via WeTransfer or similar file sharing programme and send us a link, following the submission information above.

Other: Send a picture of artwork, or document (Word Document or PDF) if written work in the first instance by following the submission information above.

All files submitted to must be no larger than 20 MB. If your file is larger than that, please submit a link to a file share such as WeTransfer or other.

Send an image/link/MP3/4 file etc of your artwork by email to

The title of the email should be:

FMP Arts and Crafts competition 2021 entry YOUR NAME


If we are able to host a physical exhibition, we will use this opportunity to select the final winners. If we are unable to host a physical exhibition, judging will be based on digital images/files submitted. If you are unable to get your artwork to a physical exhibition, this would not preclude your work from being a winning entry.

Please confirm you have sent an image/link/MP3/4 file etc of your artwork to following the instructions above.
Does your artwork comply with the size restrictions
We are hoping to host an exhibition in October 2021. Are you able to bring your artwork, and collect it again?

Numbers selected for the exhibition will depend on how many entries there are, and sizes of entries etc. We will try and accommodate as many as possible for the exhibition, and will not limit it other than for space reasons. You will be required to bring your artwork to the exhibition and collect it yourself at the end. We do not have any holding space. Posting it can be arranged, but this is at your own risk.

By submitting my artwork for this competition I confirm that this is my own original work, that I grant to The Open University and/or the Floodplain Meadows Partnership a royalty free, perpetual irrevocable right to use my artwork including for inclusion in a calendar about floodplains and their conservation (and for use on social media platforms and in discussions with government on policy), and for any of the University’s educational purposes, provided I am acknowledged as the originator of the work.

Should you wish to withdraw from the contest and have your personal data deleted, please contact before the judging starts on 1st October 2021. Requests received after this date will not be fulfilled.

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If there are photographic images of children in your submission, do you have the permission of the parent/guardian to make these publically available?
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