BBC One series: calling all amateur artists

Paint brushes and pots

BBC One is on the hunt for the best of Britain's amateur artists for a new competitive arts series.

Please note the deadline for applications has passed. The details below on the application process are for information only.

The programme is looking for amateur painters from all over the UK who have a passion for painting and drawing. If you are over 16 and like a creative challenge, we want to hear from you.

Applicants must not be professional artists and will be expected to work in a variety of different figurative forms and media - from landscape, portraiture and still life, to watercolour, oil and charcoal.


Please send your name, address, age, occupation, contact number and:

• a recent photo of yourself;

• up to three images that best represent the range of your work

• a short paragraph about why you paint.

Or by post to: Amateur Artist, MC5 A6, BBC Media Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ

(Please DO NOT send originals as these cannot be returned)

Deadline is Sunday 23 March - but don't wait until the closing date!

If you have not heard from us by Friday 3 April it means that, unfortunately, you application has been unsuccessful.

If your entry is successful the production team will contact you by telephone or email, after which you may be invited to the next stage.

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