RBSA Print Prize 2018

26 July — 01 September 2018

About this exhibition

Our biennial Print Prize exhibition aims to champion and celebrate the exciting range of contemporary printmakers producing original printed artworks within the UK. Selected artists also have the opportunity to be rewarded for their talents, with a top cash prize of £1,000!

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 the free artist demonstrations taking place during the show.


Selection for the Print Prize is by digital image of the original artwork
only. All artworks entered go through the same selection
process. The selection is based on the assessment of the
quality and interest of each work. This year’s exhibition will be selected by Mychael Barratt, Past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and Leonie Bradley, Editor of Printmaking Today.

The prizes will be selected by Mychael and Leonie or, where applicable,
the prize donor. All prizes will be awarded at the exhibition
Private View on Thursday 26 July, 6 - 8pm.


Prizes include:
• GMC First Prize - £1,000 cash
• GMC second Prize - £500 cash
• GMC Third Prize - £250 cash
• Paul Hipkiss Memorial Prize - £100                                                  
• Up to 6 Highly Commended certificates will also be awarded  

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

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Deadline to enter

Entry form, digital file(s) of the portrait(s) entered and entry fee must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 23 May.

Call for entries - How to enter

All artists making original prints (e.g. etching, engraving, screen-print, and lino-cut) can enter this exhibition. Artworks shown in the last 5 years can be entered.

The application pack will be available to download from this page in due course. The deadline to submit your entry form is Wednesday 23 May.

Call for entries - How to pay your entry fees

Information will be available in due course.

Buy the art you love

We also offer an interest-free loan* on purchases to the value of £100 - £2,000 through Arts Council England’s ‘Own Art’ scheme. Enquire at the Gallery or click here for details. * Representative 0% APR.

Free associated event(s)

Don't miss the free associates events.

Key Dates

  • RBSA Print Prize 2018
    26 July — 01 September 2018

    Our biennial celebration of original printmaking, with a top prize of £1,000!