Prize 2017

18 May — 10 June 2017

Cordeux. Rupert.Sleeping Knights.watercolour 390px

Rupert Cordeux ARBSA
Sleeping Knights, Watercolour

With a £1,000 cash top prize, this annual exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country!

Prizes, donors and key dates for entering the exhibition will be available shortly.

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Free associated events

Previous Prize winner, Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton ARBSA will be demonstrating her creative practice on Saturday 20 May.

Jo Naden RBSA will be showing us how to make your own medals on Saturday 10 June.

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Call for entries - How to enter (NOW CLOSED)

Click the link on the top right to download the application pack or send a SAE to the gallery. Please use Adobe® Reader® (free software) if completing the application pack on a computer.

This exhibition is open to all artists working in all media*. Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome entries.

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Prizes and Selection Panel

All the digital files of the works entered will be independently judged. The selection is based on the panel’s assessment of the quality and interest of each work.

This year’s exhibition and prizes will be selected by Professor Ken Howard OBE, RA, Hon. RBSA.

Prizes for the 2017 Prize exhibition:

GMC First Prize - £1,000 cash - Kay Fletcher, Whole submission
• Alec Morison Prize - £500 cash - Jain McKay RBSA, 'Hear No Evil'          
Harris Moore Canvas Prize - £200 voucher - Carol Hill RBSA, 'Evening Light'
Great Art Prize - £50 voucher - Tim Osborne, TO 16-03 Blue Boat
Rosemary & Co Prize - £100 brush voucher - Angela Dooley RBSA, “Going up” HSBC building reflected in the Hyatt
Tim Dabson Consulting Prize for 3D work - £100 cash - Robert Page RBSA, Whole submission
St Cuthbert’s Mill Paper Prize - £80 worth of paper - Deborah Pennack, 'The Blue Dress'
• People's Choice Prize -Laura Quinn Harris, 'Cloud Candy'

• Highly Commended Xiaomei Griffiths ARBSA, 'Clementines'
• Highly Commended Caroline Griffin RBSA, 'White Cyclamen'

Paying your entry fee online

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Troubleshooting download problems

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* Except photography

Key Dates

  • Galleries 1 & 2
    18 May — 10 June 2017

    This annual exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country.