Final Selection for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition has now been announced

Accepted Works

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If your registration numbers are not listed, your work has not been accepted on this occasion.

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 2 March 2017, 10am to 5pm


Important Dates

Exhibition open: Thursday 4 May, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition closes: Friday 19 May, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 25 May, 10am - 5pm


Conditions

Any artist over 18 may submit.

Acceptable media: Any medium including original prints but excluding sculpture.

Submission fee: £15 per work at the time of submitting (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).

Work must have been completed in the last three years and not been exhibited in London previously.

Minimum sale price: £300 (Although works can be 'NFS', not for sale - if your work is not for sale, please input the price as '0' when prompted).

Maximum of three works submitted.

Maximum of three works selected.

Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.

Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.

Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU are welcome to submit work. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs. Artists without a UK residence (known as 'NETPs' - non-established taxable persons) can find further details on 'NETP' status and how to register for VAT at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading 'Should I be registered for VAT?' Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0300 200 3700 or Outside UK: +44 2920 501 261.

Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post - Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 /  Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

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Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture: £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal awarded for the most distinguished painting in the Society’s annual exhibition

The de Laszlo Foundation Award: £3,000 plus a Silver Medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 years or under

The Changing Faces Prize: A £2,000 commission to paint a potrait of a person who has a facial disfigurement for the Changing Faces Collection, awarded to the artist whose portrait most powerfully conveys the energy of their subject

The Prince of Wales's Award for Portrait Drawing: £2,000 and framed certificate for a portrait in any recognised drawing medium

The Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award: £2,000 and framed certificate for the most classically inspired portrait in the exhibition

The Smallwood Architects Prize: £1,000 for a portrait in which architectural or interior features play an important part

Contemporary Arts Trust Alice Batkin Award of £1,000


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