Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes now in its second year is an international open competition developed by the Waterfront Gallery in association with the Welsh Government. Wales Contemporary celebrates all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work that is ‘Inspired by Wales’ i.e. by its ancient history, its art history, its heritage, its landscape (rural, urban or political) and its contemporary culture. For this second iteration both 2 and 3 dimensional work will be admissible.



Artists are invited to enter their submission via this online entry. Please go to the Entry Form and complete all the details and pay the entry fee. Once you are logged in you may then upload your artwork.

Deadline for entry is Tuesday 14 April 2020

Please click here to download a translation of the website in Welsh.


The competition is open to all artists aged 18 and over based in the UK or internationally.


Artists may enter up to three works.

The artwork can be 2 or 3 dimensional and in any medium apart from photography or film. For 2 dimensional work the maximum size limit is 140cm in any dimension. For 3 dimensional work the maximum size is 50cm in any dimension. There is no minimum size limit.

The artwork must be for sale. Sale prices should be inclusive of 30% commission.

The artwork must have been made in the last three years.


Entry fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two and £34 for three.


  • 1st Prize – £4000
  • Highly commended 2 dimensional work – £2000
  • Highly commended 3 dimensional – £2000
  • Young Artist Prize (25 and under) – £1000
  • Prize for artists born, educated or resident in Wales – £1500
  • Public choice – £1500


The Exhibition will be shown at Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, Wales.

The Exhibition will be open to the public: 13 June – 18 July 2020

Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm

All exhibitors will be invited to the Private View and Prize Giving on Friday 12 June 2020.

The exhibition will then tour to: The Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff – 5 August to 10 September 2020

Admission to the Exhibition at both galleries is free.


We are delighted to announce the following panel of distinguished judges.

Basil Beattie RA


Sebastien Boyesen

Sculptor and environmental Designer

Gerda Roper

Practising painter


Deadline for applicationsTuesday 14 April 2020
Artists notified of resultsThursday 30 April 2020
Hand in of selected works to the Waterfront Gallery (Discovery Quay, The Docks, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 3AF)1 May - 6 June 2020 by appointment only
Exhibition opening and prize givingFriday 12 June 2020
Exhibition at The Waterfront Gallery, The Old Sail Loft, Discovery Quay, The Docks, Milford Haven SA73 3AF13 June - 18 July 2020
Exhibition tours to The Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff 5 August - 10 September 2020
Collection from The Waterfront Gallery, The Old Sail Loft, Discovery Quay, The Docks, Milford Haven SA73 3AFTBC

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