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Capture the Castle – The Clitheroe Contemporary Plein Air competition is open to all and will take place on the Castle grounds on Sunday 11th June.

Registration will be from 10am and last submissions will be 3pm for judging.

Award will take place at the Holmes Mill Bistro Sculpture Lounge at 4.30pm

You can Pre-register for the event below to save time but you will need your paper on canvas stamping before you begin.

Entry Questions and Answers.

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The Clitheroe Contemporary Plein Air competition 2023 is open to amateur, professional and student fine artists. From age 11+

Any work completed between 10am and 3pm in any medium – you must start with a blank piece ad must be stamped at registration desk prior to starting.

Registration will take place at the Trinity Community Hub from 10am on Sunday 11th – pre-registering below will help to speed up the process. Your paper or canvas must be stamped prior to beginning your piece.

There is a one off fee of £5 to enter into the competition.  FREE if you are a Ribble Valley resident student age 11 – 25. If you would like to take part without entering the competition element you are more than welcome.

Judging will take place from 3pm and the final winners will be announced at the Holmes Mill Bistro Sculpture lounge from 4.30pm on the same day.

The winning entries will be placed on display at a venue to be confirmed.

Any enquiries please contact