• Artwork Name

Topsy Turvy

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  • Description/Summary

    Don't worry, the photo is supposed to be upside down! We would like you to try drawing or painting this hen without turning it up the right way. Sound crazy? Maybe. But many artists believe that, by turning an image upside down, you will start to see shapes and tones rather than your brain's preconceived view of what the picture represents.

    Find a large image of the painting here.

  • Prizes & awards

    Have your painting published online and in Paint.

  • Categories
    Topsy Turvy Challenge
  • How to enter

    Find the photo on page 43 of the January 2018 issue of Paint magazine. 


    You can enter online! Simply click on the 'Enter Competition' icon at the top of this page and follow the instructions from there.


    E-mail entries are acceptable in JPEG format no larger than 3MB per image. With only one picture per email. Please email to [email protected] and remember to include the competition name in the Subject.


    For postal entries, please supply all the information listed below and send your entries to PO Box 50, Newark, Notts, NG23 5GY marked "Topsy Turvy".

  • Rules

    No turning the chicken the right way round! Have fun!

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