30-minute painting challenge

Closing date: 30/09/2024

This challenge has been created to encourage you to approach your work with a looser attitude. There is no set theme for this; you can choose any subject in any medium.

We’ll publish a gallery of each within Paint & Create magazines throughout our 30th year!

The only rule?! To create your masterpiece in the 30-minute time limit!

Happy painting!


Open to anyone

30-minute painting challenge

How to Enter

  • Paint your picture
  • Tell us how and why you painted it
  • Give it an eye-catching title
  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your work
Enter online

Simply click on ‘Enter Challenge’ at the top of this page and follow the instructions from there.


Entries must be your own work.  If you have used another artists’ painting, tuition or photograph as your inspiration, please ensure you have gained the appropriate authorisation to publish the image and be sure to credit them accordingly – for example ‘after a painting by…’ or ‘from a photograph of…’