Art competition

A graphic with purple text on a white background, and paint brush effects on the top left and bottom corners in purple and orange. Vista's logo in at the top in purple, with an orange dot above the letter i and orange braille symbol for Vista on the right of it. Take part in our art competition! 1. Choose your category 2. Create your artwork 3. Submit your entry by Friday 1st December.

We invite you to explore and depict ‘What makes you smile’ through your art. Life is filled with moments that bring happiness and warmth, from a radiant sunrise to the laughter of loved ones, to the little things that light up our lives. Your art can reflect these moments, and we encourage artists of all backgrounds, both visually impaired and sighted, to participate in this celebration of positivity and creativity.  

Competition categories 

- Under 18s

- Over 18s

Accepted art formats 

The art can be in any format or medium, as long as it's no bigger than an A4 piece of paper in size. The file size can be a maximum of 25MB. This could be a painting, digital artwork, or even video. 

If you have accessibility needs that require you to work on a medium that is larger than A4, we will still accept your entry. 

How to participate 

1. Choose the appropriate category based on your age.

2. Create your artwork reflecting the theme ‘what makes you smile.’

3. Submit your entry – complete our online form and share a high-quality image, video and description of your artwork. You can also submit your entry in person at our head office (3rd Floor, Provincial House, 37 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 6TE).

Prizes and recognition 

We welcome entries from everyone, embracing inclusivity and celebrating creativity. Prizes will be awarded on Saturday 9th December

Important dates 

Submissions deadline – For in-person submissions the deadline is Friday 1st December at 4:30pm and we will accept online submissions until midnight on the same day.  

A graphic with purple text on a white background, and paint brush effects on the top left and bottom corners in purple and orange. Vista's logo in at the top in purple, with an orange dot above the letter i and orange braille symbol for Vista on the right of it, and a quote by Richard Attenborough in the centre. Art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.