Royal Society of British Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2021

Artists are invited to submit work for this competition and exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of British Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2021. As well as skill and draughtsmanship, they will be looking for originality and creativity. The exhibition presents the opportunity to exhibit your work at a prestigious London gallery alongside well-established artists and have your work seen by thousands of visitors, including buyers and collectors. To make the process of submitting and selecting work simpler and safer, the Society will select works for exhibition from online only this year. Selectors will make an assessment of each work based on the digital images supplied, following which selected artists will be asked to deliver their accepted work to Mall Galleries for exhibition. Any artist over 18 years old may submit art work.

Medium Any medium including sculpture and original prints

Deadlines and important dates
Submissions open: Monday 2 November 2020, 12 noon
Submissions close: Friday 8 January 2021, 12 noon
Selection notification: Friday 22 January, 12 noon
Receiving Days (if selected only): Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition open: Thursday 4 March, 11am to 5pm
Exhibition closes: Saturday 20 March, 5pm
Collection of unsold work: Thursday 25 March and Friday 26 March, 10am to 5pm

The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, worth over £5,000, open to all participating artists.
There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
The de Laszlo Foundation Prize: The de Laszlo Medal for Excellence and £1,500 will be awarded for the best artwork from life by an artist aged 35 or under
The Artist Magazine Award: The winner will be interviewed in The Artist magazine, print and digital editions
The Dry Red Press Award: The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press ‘Prize Winners’ range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist
Frinton Frames Award: £200 of picture framing at Frinton Frames bespoke handfinished picture frame makers
The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award: £100
The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize: £250 for draughtsmanship, variety & exploration
Hahnemuhle Fine Art UK Award: A prize of artist paper, worth £250
The Michael Harding Awards: Two awards of £500 worth of Michael Harding art materials, and 10 painting starter sets
The Nathan David Award for Sculpture: £150
The Patron’s Prize: £500
The Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize: £500
The Ronald Morgan Memorial Award: £250
The Stuart Southall Print Prize: £250
The Surgeon’s Prize: £500
The Winsor & Newton Painting Award: Art materials to the value of £500

How to enter
Please check with the competition organisation to see what the current regulations are regarding the Covid19 Pandemic.
All work must be submitted online. Selection from online entries will take place, after which selected artworks should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for exhibition. For more information visit:

Entry fee
£18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under).

Top Tips
For some top tips on how to enter your art work in to a competition take a look here…

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See the full overview of art competitions for 2021 here.