Online Art Prize Results

Take a look at the winners of this first year’s Online Art Prize main and People’s Prize winners.

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The Wirksworth Festival Online Art Prize was launched back in July as a way to bring artists and audiences together from the comfort of their own sofas to exhibit, browse, vote for and buy art.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 3 main prizes as well as, following two weeks of voting and 12,183 votes cast, the 3 winners of the People’s Prize!

The main prizes were chosen by a panel of judges and the 3rd Prize was awarded to Niki Gandy for Moment; Extended, the 2nd Prize to Sandy Constable for Rare Bird and 1st Prize was awarded to Cath Dunn for Dark Peak.

The People’s Prize winners were Helen Wilde for Wildflowers on Velvet, Jo Higgins forAzure and Rachel McCallum for Serenity.


The Festival would like to congratulate all of the Online Art Prize winners and to thank all of the artists that entered the competition as well as everyone that voted for their favourite pieces – together everyone helped make our first Online Art Prize a great success! The Online Gallery and Shop is now open, where you will find 240 items browse and buy.

Thanks again to Longcliffe Quarries LTD for their sponsorship of the Prize, and the People’s Prize Vote dedicated to the memory of Stella Feldman.