sm-logo Sneinton Market Avenues, Nottingham

International Postcard Show 2019: Call for Submissions

96475 3127C236 0237 401B 8Fc6 718B9A3Ab824

9th November - 4th January 2019

The International Postcard Show 2019:
Call for submissions


Surface Gallery invites artists from across the world to participate in our annual International Postcard Show.


All submissions will be included in this vibrant and hugely popular exhibition. The International Postcard Show will feature hundreds of original creations in an array of different media by established and aspiring artists from all over the world.


All artists can choose to have their work on sale during the exhibition; postcards will be priced at £15 each. If postcards remain unsold, all participants have the opportunity to exchange their postcard with another artist, who will be randomly selected at the end of the exhibition.


In the case of no sale or if you opt out of selling your work(s) and do not wish to take part in the international exchange, your postcards will be returned to you via post following the exhibition.


Submissions Deadline: Friday 4th January 2019, 6pm


We will be awarding prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place postcards, selected by the exhibition coordinators. There will also be our annual People’s Prize, where visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite postcard. The creator of the selected postcard will win a free exhibition in Le Loovre.


UK ENTRIES 1 postcard = £6, 2 postcards = £11, 3 postcards = £16, 4 postcards = £21, 5 postcards = £25

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES 1 postcard = £7.50, 2 postcards = £13.50, 3 postcards = £17.50, 4 postcards = £22, 5 postcards = £26

Entries are limited to 5 per person.


All works received with a completed application form before the deadline will be accepted and exhibited as part of the show. Artworks in any medium are welcome, but must fit the postcard-sized specifications of 4x6 inches (10.5x15cm) with a maximum depth of 5mm.


We are also accepting group entries from schools at a 50% discount rate. Please email us at for more information.


Download the application form here:


Please read the application form carefully to ensure that your work fits the exhibition criteria.


1st Prize = £50

2nd Prize = A piece of Keishi jewellery

3rd Prize = The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher

People’s Prize = Free Exhibition in Le Loovre



Submission Deadline = 4th January 2019, 6pm

Opening Night = 11th January, 2019

Exhibition  = 12th January - 2nd February 2019 /

Event details

Surface Gallery
16 Southwell Road, Nottingham

0115 947 0793

Share this

#sneintonmarket is right in the heart of the Creative Quarter. Discover more about the CQ...


Exciting and creative things that make the Creative Quarter a great place to be...

See whatArrow


A city of two universtities, ground-breaking media institutions and workshops...

See whereArrow


From start-up to end-up, we're a growing community of creative and digital businesses...

See whoArrow


The right skills, the right location, and the best opportunities in the Midland's fastest growing city...

See whyArrow

Join the conversation


© Copyright Creative Quarter Nottingham. All rights reserved.