Jaywick Martello Tower: Junior Coastal Open 2023

We are now accepting applications for the Junior Coastal Open 2023.

Jaywick Martello Tower is pleased to invite under-18s to submit artwork by Sunday 29 October 2023 to be part of the Junior Coastal Open Exhibition at the Tower in early 2024.

The new Junior Coastal Open will be a youth extension of the annual JMT Coastal Open and invites all those under the age of 18 to submit artwork and crafts that explore the themes of community, environment or heritage for the exhibition that will be displayed between Saturday 6 January until Sunday 25 February 2024.

Applications will need to be submitted by Sunday 29 October 2023. There is no cost to enter the exhibition, and up to two pieces per young person can be entered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by Sunday 19 November and will have the choice to sell their work while on display for a donation that will then be given to a local charity, or can take their work home with them at the end of the exhibition.

All details of how to enter can be found on the Junior Coastal Open Guidance form and you can enter by emailing your Junior Coastal Open Application form to JaywickMartelloTower@essex.gov.uk

Please note that we are unable to accept applications by post.

We look forward to receiving your application and hope you will join us for this wonderful celebration of young artists.

Dates for your diary:

  • Deadline for applications is Sunday 29 October 2023
  • Successful applicants contacted by Sunday 19 November 2023.
  • Artwork to be dropped off at JMT on Saturday 16 December, Sunday 17 December, or Wednesday 3 January 2023, 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • The Exhibition will be running from Saturday 6 January until Sunday 25 February 2024
  • Artwork must be collected on Sunday 25 February 2023

Event details


June 1 - October 29, 2023


12:00pm - 12:00pm



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