Call for Entries

RBSA Prize Exhibition 

Deadline: 16 August, 4pm

About This Exhibition 

Our annual Prize exhibition supports artists and provides the opportunity for them to exhibit their artwork and be rewarded for their talents. The top prize is £1000, second prize is £500, and several more cash and gift prizes are to be won.

Selection for the Prize is by digital image of the original artwork only. All works entered go through the same selection process. No artists, including Members & Associates of the RBSA, are automatically selected. 

This year’s exhibition will be selected by: Peter Bonnell, Arts Programme Manager of QUAD & FORMAT, Rebecca Court, Course Director BA (Hons) Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art and Diana Ali, Visual Artist & International Curator & Lecturer.

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  • Applications open: Thursday 30 June

  • Entry Deadline: Tuesday 16 August, 4pm

  • Judges select: Monday 22 August

  • Selected artists announced: Wednesday 24 August

  • Delivery of work: 
    Tuesday 6 September, 10:30am-4pm
    Wednesday 7, 10:30am-4pm
    Thursday 8, 10:30am-4pm 
    Friday 9, 10:30am-4pm 
    Saturday 10 September, 10:30am-3pm

  • Exhibition on display: Thursday 15 September – Saturday 15 October

  • Private View: Thursday 15 September, 6-8pm

  • Collection of work: Sunday 16 October 12-3pm

Key Dates


GMC Trust First Prize: £1,000

Anne Judd Memorial Second Prize: £500

GMC Trust Third Prize: £250

Alec Morison Watercolour Prize: £600

People’s Choice Award

Arthur Lockwood Memorial Prize for artist aged 35 or under: £300

The RBSA thanks each donor for their generous support.

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Please read the application pack carefully as entry requirements and sale of work terms have been updated. 

Click the relevant button below to complete your application form

Entry Fees 

Artists may enter up to four pieces of work.

  • Free for Next Wave Associates

  • 50% discount for artists aged 35 and under 

  • 50% discount for small 3D objects under 40cms
    If you are under 35 or are entering 3D artwork that is under 40cms, please phone the Gallery to pay over the phone