Artists are reminded that they only have until August 2nd to enter this years L2F Art Competition.  This year's subject for submitted artwork is: EARLY ONE MORNING.  All shortlisted entries will be exhibited in an exhibition 23/26th October inclusive, at the Samuel Johnson Museum, Breadmarket Street, Lichfield.

All entries must be original, two dimensional, in any medium but excluding photography, with the theme being "Early One Morning".  The maximum size for entries is A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inches/594 x 841 mm)

Entries must be received by the closing date of Monday 2nd August 2021 either via the submission form below, by email or via sending a photograph (8×10 maximum size) posted to:  Lynda English, Lichfield Arts, Donegal House, Lichfield WS13 6LU.

To enter the online competition, visit:  All entries must contain the artist's name, address, phone number and email address. A shortlist will be drawn up from the photographs submitted, and finalists will be notified by 4th September 2021.

An L2F spokesman said ‘We have had some entries in already, and the quality as ever, is very high, but if you have some last minute brush-strokes to put to a piece, or are starting on a new piece for the competition, please don’t delay, and send it in as soon as you can’.

Entries for the 2021 songwriting competition are now open as well.  Tunesmiths and lyricists are reminded that they have until Monday August 2nd to enter this year’s L2F songwriting competition.  The competition is open to anyone with an unpublished, self-penned song that broadly fits into the global folk tradition.

Some slight changes have been made to this year’s competition format, but the essential ingredients remain the same. Finalist will be invited to perform their song at the festival's Folk Farm Festival Picnic on Sunday 5th September, and four of those will be invited to the L2F Festival weekend to perform their song at one of the concerts taking place between October 22nd and 24th.

The competition entry fee is £6.00 for a maximum of 2 songs. Songs should not be more than 5 minutes long. We are asking that entries are sent electronically (be it an MP3 file, a link to Youtube, Soundcloud or some other platform).  For further details, and an entry form visit