Chalkfest 2021

We hope that our 2021 flagship community event will return to Newbury Market place this year if the coronavirus situation and the restrictions on large number of people gatherings eases as planned. The date we’ve scheduled for it is Monday 9 August 2021 – save it on your diaries

On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture in a safe environment – social distancing measures may be in place.
It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2021 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or follow the link below (£1 per competition participant).

We’ll ask you to photograph the chalk artwork when you’ve finished and e-mail us the pictures of the chalk artwork, letting us know the age of the participant (when filling you details on payment). The prizes will be City Arts Gift Vouchers for children (to 12 years old), teen (13 to 17 years old) and adult (18 +) categories.

Date: Chalkfest 2021 is on 9 August 2021 – competition tickets on sale on the day from 9 am to 7pm
Deadline: Pay your fee below and send us your images by 7pm on 9 August 2021 to with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment

Competition results will be published on our Facebook page on week commencing 16 August 2021. The images will be judged by our chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.