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Skying Competition

This competition is now closed

Fascinated by the sky and its effects, John Constable (1776 - 1837) believed that the sky was 'the chief organ of sentiment' in a painting and used the term 'skying' to refer to his cloud and sky studies.

We want to see your sky inspired photographs! Enter our 'Skying' competition for the chance to win True to Nature: Open-air Painting in Europe, 1780 - 1870 and Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction themed gifts, and one year’s Friends of the Fitzwilliam membership. All entries will be shared at the Fitzwilliam Museum and across its social media channels.

A display of shop products for the Skying competition prizes
Skying Competition Prizes, including: True to Nature and Hockney's Eye catalogues, Whipple Museum tote bag, sketch book, magnet, Taschen Hockney book, and a print of David Hockney

To enter, please submit one photograph (portrait/vertical mode only) of a cloudscape/skyline/sky/rooftop/sunrise/sunset by email to or tag us on Instagram using @fitzmuseum_uk #FitzSkying. Explore the labels in 'Skies and Effects' in True to Nature for some inspiration!

The competition will close at 23:59 (BST) Monday 29 August, when we will randomly draw a winner. This competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 and over. For entrants 18 or younger, consent from a parent or guardian must be obtained prior to entry and the parent or guardian must agree to the Terms and Conditions in full.

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