The prize amount has increased (see details below), plus we are introducing a new highly commended award to acknowledge two high-quality entries that didn't quite make the top three.
To enter the competition, fill out our entry form:
Entries can be of any subject matter suitable for a catalogue cover, in any traditional medium (paint, pencil, pastel etc.). Photographs, sculptures, and digital paintings or other digitally-created artworks are not eligible for entry.
The entry must be your own original work. Please note: you must own the copyright to any painting you enter. You must ensure that there are no copyright infringements if copying a photograph/artwork published by a third party. We would need to see written permission from the originator if such an entry is received.
When entering your paintings, please make sure the photographs are clear and show your painting at its best. Any blurred or out-of-focus photographs will not be considered for the short list.
Tips for photographing artwork:
Please ensure that:
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 7th July 2019.
The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of entries. The shortlist will be available online from Tuesday 30th July 2019. You will not be personally notified if your entry has made the shortlist. Visitors to our website will be able to vote for their top three entries.