ARTISTS are being urged to enter a competition which celebrates the beauty, landscapes and scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Entries for the North York Moors National Park Trust's 2019 Art Award are still open.

The competition, which was launched by photographer Joe Cornish and artist Peter Hicks, is for works of art that have been inspired by the diverse scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

The award is designed to celebrate all that is beautiful and unique about the area, in particular the dramatic contrasts that exist between the expansive heather moorland, the enclosed wooded valleys and the rugged, spectacular coastline.

Joe Cornish, who is also a trustee of the North York Moors National Park Trust, said “What the North York Moors may lack in height, it makes up in other rich measures such as, texture, colour, weather, sense of space, history, and the extreme expressions of seasonal change. Whether abstract or descriptive, the area is a source of endless, dynamic potential for the artist who sees landscape as analogous for the human soul.”

“We call on all artists to participate in the first art award for the North York Moors, and to translate this unique landscape through the lens of their imagination.”

The window for entries closes on Friday, May 31. An exhibition of the entries, Landscapes of the Mind and Heart, will open at the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, in the summer. Visit