Chalkfest 2023

Our flagship community event returns to Newbury Market place on Monday 7 August 2023 – join us from 10am to 4pm to chalk in the Market Square in Newbury

On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture.
It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2023 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£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 2023 is on 7 August 2023 – pay your competition entry either cash or card on the day up to 4pm
Deadline: Pay your fee at the event and send us your images by 7pm on 7 August 2023 to with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment and the entry number we’ll give you.

Competition results will be published on our Facebook page on week commencing 21 August 2023. The images will be judged by our chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.