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Royal Society of British Artists

Founded in 1823, the RBA continues to advocate the highest standards of skill, expression and concept of draughtsmanship. The Society exhibits leading artists who employ a sound knowledge and application of draughtsmanship as the basis of their work.  Their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, together with other regional and international members’ exhibitions held throughout the year, promote a renaissance of core aesthetic values within the visual arts

How to Submit Online

Online Submission is recommended as it enables artists to submit works for initial consideration without the need to pay for unnecessary framing or transportation

- Upload images of work at registrationmallgalleries.org.uk before online submission closes (date and link below) [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 1MB]

- Check to see if your work has been pre-selected (date and link below - "Pre-selection notification")

- If pre-selected, deliver your work on the Receiving days (dates below) to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

- Check to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition (date and link below - "Final notification")

- If unaccepted, collect your work on the "Collection of unaccepted work" day (date below) from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

Acceptable Media

Any medium including sculpture and original prints.

Submission Fee

£12 per artwork, £6 per artwork for under 35s.


Maximum of six works submitted, three of which can be original framed prints.
Maximum of four works selected.
Minimum price: £300 (unframed prints: £120).

If you are not normally resident in the UK, you must have a UK VAT registration number before your work(s) can be submitted. You must provide your UK VAT number when you submit.

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 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. 0845 010 9000 or, if your call is from outside the UK, +44 2920501 261.

Prizes and Awards

The Alfred Daniels Award for Narrative Work, The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award, The Artist Magazine, The Davison Award for Oil Painting, The Edward Wesson Award for Watercolour Painting, Frinton Frames Award, The G Vivis Memorial Award, The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize, The de Laszlo Award for a Developing Artist, The de Laszlo Medal, The Marianne von Werther Memorial Award, The Michael Harding Awards, The Winsor & Newton Painting Award, Hahnemeuhle Fine Art UK Award.

Online submission

Online submission opens:
Thursday 3 October 2013, 12pm

Online submission closes:
Thursday 2 January 2014, 12pm

Pre-selection notification:
Thursday 9 January, 12pm

Receiving Days:
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 January, 10am - 5pm

Final notification:
Thursday 30 January, 12pm

Collection of unaccepted work:
Saturday 1 February, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition open to the public:
Wednesday 5 March, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition closes:
Saturday 15 March, 1pm

Collection of unsold work:
Thursday 20 March, 10am - 5pm

Offline submission

Artists who do not wish to utilise online submission may deliver their works, unpacked with a completed Mall Galleries submission form, labels and submission fee, to 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on the Receiving Days. N.B. Unaccepted or unsold works should be collected on the specified days.

Click to download the Submission Form


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