Our aim is to fill Surrey with bold, interesting, well executed cows throughout the summer before auctioning them off in the autumn for charity. This provides a great opportunity for local artists to promote their work and contribute to their local community. Artists may submit up to five designs.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please complete the online form below between November 2015 and April 2016. Your application should include:

  • Your proposed design(s) on the templates provided (images must be saved in either jpeg or pdf formats)
  • A brief statement about your design(s)

Please note that your design can include modifications to the structure of the cow to provide further opportunity for your creativity. However, this will also increase the cost of completing the cow, which the sponsor has to bear so needs to produce a really outstanding sculptured and decorated cow. Consideration for how altered cows will be constructed, and supported ‘in situ’ must also be part of your application.

CowParade Surrey Hills will review your application. If approved, your design will become part of the portfolio shown to event sponsors for selection. CowParade Surrey Hills encourages artists to submit proposals as soon as possible so that we can assemble a diverse portfolio for review by sponsors and because sponsors will begin selecting their cow designs as they join the event.

Please note, the sponsors of each cow will be commissioning the recommended artists, based on the designs submitted and on the CowParade website. They will be covering the cost of suitable materials including a protective glaze and paying the artist directly. Artists will not be notified if they are not selected by a sponsor since the sponsor selection process continues as sponsors join the event over the course of 6 months. Please feel free to contact us to check on the status of the sponsor selection process.

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Upload your Design (Please complete your proposed design on one of the outlines provided (link) and save as a jpeg or pdf no larger than 1mb.

Please tick the box to accept our terms & conditions; certify that all statements made in this application are true to the best of your knowledge and acknowledge that CowParade Holdings Corporation is not liable for damage or loss of materials submitted.

Please be aware your design will be published on the CowParade Surrey Hills website and social media channels.