DorKing Coronation: Join our Art Competition
Let's Celebrate Dorking's Heritage, Culture and Spirit with Art
We are celebrating the DorKing Coronation in true Dorking style: by embracing our local artistic flair, independence and spirit. Will you join us and help decorate our high street with your original artwork?
Calling all artists
Help us brighten up our town with your original artwork. In addition to other community-based events, we are holding an art competition to feature your creativity and spirit. Using original art, show us what you love about Dorking and what makes our town unique. We would love to decorate our town centre in bold, bright and beautiful banners to kick off the DorKing Coronation festivities and celebrate the best our town has to offer.
Remember: The banners will remain long after the Coronation, so bear this in mind when creating your masterpiece. Your work could welcome visitors to our beautiful town and remind all of us what makes Dorking special.
Artists’ submissions will be selected by public vote and more than one winner may be selected.
We will reproduce the winning artworks onto various banners to be featured across Dorking town centre. The artworks will be shared digitally on social media, and featured in participating businesses and throughout the town on Coronation weekend (5-8 May). The theme of the installation will be:
'Celebrating Dorking’s Heritage, Culture and Spirit'
We welcome all artists, at any skill level, from all areas of Dorking and the local area to submit their vision of what makes Dorking unique.
Banners will also be featured alongside bunting that will be installed on the Dorking high street by local businesses to kick off the coronation festivities.
The banners will remain during the summer months for visitors and residents alike to enjoy and appreciate.
Art competition timeline
20th Feb: Submissions open
20th March: Entries close
27th March: Begin public vote
April: Public installation
June: The Month of Community
See the specs for submitting your original art
- Art must be your own original work.
- The artist agrees to allow the artwork to be reproduced and shared by the Dorking Town Partnership online and in print.
- The dimensions of the final printed artwork will be: 2000mm x 650mm
- Share a high quality, hi-res photos (at least 300 dpi) of your original artwork with us.
- Email your We Transfer or Dropbox to 'info at dorkingtownpartnership.co.uk'.
- Any questions, please contact Kathy, the BID Manager.