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The first round of judging for the Adult Competition will be held in London at The Arts Club, Dover Street, on Monday 1 August 2016 where the images will be projected before our panel of eminent judges. The next day you will be notified of the result or you can log in to check.

If your entry is one of the 500 works selected for the second round of judging, we will invite you to submit your work to Chichester University’s Brinsbury Campus,  in Pulborough, West Sussex, between 24 and 27 August.

All details will be included in a 'short listed'  email.

The Judges will be travelling down to Pulborough to view your work on Tuesday 30 August to make their selection for the NOA16 Winter Exhibition. You will be emailed the following day on 31 August with the result or you can log in to check.

Those works selected for the Exhibition will remain in our care. Entrants Shortlisted for a Prize will be informed, but the Winner and the Prize Winners' names will be embargoed and announced at the Private Views at The Mercers Hall, London on 27 and 28 October.



There will be only one round judging for the Children’s Art Competition, which will be digital and held in August 2016 and the results will be notified by email the next day in time for the work to be delivered to Pulborough, West Susssex between the 24 & 27 August. Instructions for sending the selected works will be included in the results email.

NOA will be awarding a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize to the successful children and each winning child's school will receive a monetary donation of £2000, £1000 and £500 for their respective art department.

All Moving Image submissions from both the Adult and Childrens Competitions will be judged together by the Moving Image Judges and the results notified by email on the 31 August.

The Chidrens works selected for the exhibition will be displayed as part of the overall NOA Exhibitiion.



All the Moving Image - Short Film presentations submitted will be judged in August and the results notified by email on 31 August. There will be a £1000 award for the winning work.



On 3 August we will publish the shortlist of 500 works. We will then invite the world to have their say.

For the 2nd time we are inviting the world to choose their favourite shortlisted work with an online vote. The work with the most votes will be shown in the exhibition.

The World Vote will close on the 29 August 2016.

If you become one of the 500 shortlisted artists, start telling the world to vote for you!

Wishing you all the best of luck…

The NOA Team