Prize 2018

10 May — 23 June 2018

Val Pitchford RBSA
Magenta Monday

About this exhibition

The RBSA stages an annual ‘Prize’ exhibition as part of its
charitable work to support artists, providing an opportunity for
a wide variety of artists to show their artwork and be rewarded
for their talents. Artworks from a range of media - such as
jewellery, ceramics, textiles, drawing, painting, and printmaking -
are all welcome.

To help reduce some of the common barriers to exhibiting -
such as limited budgets and time to make work - work
exhibited at the RBSA in the last 5 years may be entered
and artists aged 35 and under receive a 50% discount on
entry fees.

The majority of artworks on display will be for sale. Don't miss Ann Hackett's demonstration on Saturday 9 June and Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton's demonstration on Saturday 23 June.


The list of artworks selected for exhibition is now available to download from the upper-right corner of this page.

Selection was by digital image of the original artwork only. All artworks entered went through the same selection process. The selection was based on the assessment of thequality and interest of each work. This year’s exhibition was selected by Zoë Lippett, Exhibitions and Artists’ ProjectsCurator at The New Art Gallery Walsall.

The prizes will be selected by Zoë Lippett or, where applicable,
the prize donor. All prizes will be awarded at the exhibition
Closing Party on Friday 22 June, 6 - 8pm. The Closing Party
Speaker will be Paul Anderson, Managing Director, Deutsche
Bank Birmingham


Prizes include:
• GMC First Prize - £1,000 cash
• Alec Morison Second Prize - £500 cash
• GMC Third Prize - £250 cash                                                                           • The Artist Magazine Prize - 2-year subscription (RRP £114)
• Tim Dabson Consulting Ltd Prize for 3D work - £100 cash
• Up to 6 Highly Commended certificates will also be awarded                 

The RBSA thanks each donor for their generous support,
which is greatly appreciated.

+ Join the mailing and stay up to date with all our opportunities!

+ Download the list of 2018 call for entries now!

Deadline to enter - NOW CLOSED

Entry form, digital file(s) of the artwork(s) entered and entry fee must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 28 March.

Call for entries - How to enter

All artists working in all media except photography and video art can enter this exhibition. Artworks shown in the last 5 years can be entered.

The application pack is available to download from this page -  Click the download in the upper-right. The deadline to submit your entry form is Wednesday 28 March.

  1. 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.
  2. Read through all the terms and conditions in the application pack.
  3. Complete the entry form and exhibit labels.
  4. Return the entry form by the deadline stated in the application pack. We recommend that artists submitting their entry by e-mail do so several days before the deadline so there is time to deal with any technical difficulties. 

Call for entries - How to pay your entry fees

Please ensure that you follow the instructions provided and check your payment carefully.

  1. Check how many 2D or 3D works you are entering.
  2. There are different buttons for artists aged over 35 and artists aged 35 and under.
  3. Please select the correct button for your age, type of entry, and number of entries.
  4. By clicking the relevant button below, you will be taken to the PayPal payment portal.
  5. Click the relevant checkout button. The yellow checkout button will take you to your PayPal account. The white button will take you to a guest account to pay using your card details.

The PayPal buttons have been removed because the entry deadline has passed.

+ Join the mailing list to keep up to date with future opportunities open to all artists.

Troubleshooting download problems

Downloading files involves many variables and these may cause various problems. If you experience any issue when downloading the application pack please check the following to help you resolve the problem:

+ Is the latest (free) version of Adobe® Reader® installed on your computer?
+ Which browser are you using? We recommend Firefox.
+ Check that your computer settings allow you to download files.

If you are still unable to download the application pack after checking the above, please try to right click the link and choose 'Save link as'.

If none of the above enables you to download the application pack, please click here to contact us and we will be happy to send it to you via email.

Free associated event(s)

Don't miss Ann Hackett's demonstration on Saturday 9 June and Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton's demonstration on Saturday 23 June.

+ Find out more about these events

Key Dates

  • Galleries 1 & 2
    10 May — 23 June 2018

    This annual exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country!