Call for entries: RBSA Prize Exhibition 2020

John Bradbury by Pete Underhill, RBSA Prize Exhibition 2019

Call for entries: The RBSA Prize Exhibition 2020

Deadline 4pm 19 August⠀

The RBSA stages an annual Prize exhibition to provide opportunities for artists to show their artwork and be rewarded for their talents. One of the RBSA’s most prominent exhibitions of the year, the Prize Exhibition aims to reduce some of the common barriers to exhibiting such as limited budgets and time.⠀

Enter your work

To enter your work, please complete the online entry form for either 2D or 3D work –

Entry Form 2D Work

Entry Form 3D Work

If you have any issues with downloading the application pack or submitting your entry form, please contact Magda at

Entry Requirements

Artists working in the UK and internationally are welcome to enter. All media, excluding photography, is accepted.

Artists aged 35 and under receive a 50% discount on entry fees and artwork exhibited at the RBSA in the last 5 years may be entered.⠀

For full entry requirements, terms & conditions and delivery information, please download the application pack –

RBSA Prize 2020 Application PackDownload

Key Dates

  1. Applications open: 15 July

  2. Entry Deadline: 4pm 19 August

  3. Selected artists announced: 9 September

  4. Delivery of work: Sunday 4 October 10.30 – 4pm

  5. Prize Exhibition Dates: 8 October – 21 November


The Prize Exhibition is sponsored by Maguire Jackson.

GMC Trust First Prize: £1,000 GMC Trust Second Prize: £500 Tim Dabson 3D Prize: £100 Alec Morison Watercolour Prize: £600 Arthur Lockwood Memorial Prize for artist aged 35 or under: £300 Rosemary and Co: £250 voucher for brushes/materials The Artist Magazine: Two Year Subscription Up to 6 Highly Commended certificates will also be awarded

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


This year’s exhibition will be selected by: Graham Chorlton, Artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Coventry University and Julie Brown, Collections Curator, New Art Gallery Walsall.

Entry Fees

Artists may enter up to four pieces of work.

  1. Free for Next Wave Associates

  2. 50% discount for artists under 35 (Please provide proof on delivery of artwork)

  3. 50% discount for small 3D objects under 40cms

1 entry: £19, 2 entries: £32, 3 entries: £40, 4 entries: £48

About Us

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of exhibitions, events and workshops.

The RBSA runs an exhibition venue, the RBSA Gallery, in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, a short walk from the city centre.

The gallery is open from 10.30am – 5pm on Tuesday – Saturday. Admission is free.

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