Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2017 received over 2,200 entries from around the world, displaying an amazing array of technique, imagination and skill. We are happy to announce after a week of judging and deliberating that the longlist has been decided! The standard of work was so high that it made narrowing down the entries very difficult.
We’d like to thank every single artist that entered, it’s been fantastic to see such a range of different skill sets, we were amazed especially with the standard of work from the artists that considered themselves to be amateur/hobbyist – it might be time to consider yourselves as professional! We have emailed all those artists that made the longlist, however if you are not on this list or received an email please do not be disheartened, your work may still be shared and seen by thousands. There were so many amazing entries that we will be sharing a selection of these with you over the coming months on our Social Media platforms, including those not on the long-list.
The images used for this blog post have been selected at random, while we would love to include all 220 longlisted entries in the image, it would not show off all the entries at their best. You can view all of the longlisted images in full in our online gallery, simply click on the link below.
From last year we have learned a lot about hosting a major competition and invested heavily in software to make the entry process and displaying the longlisted entries and winners as fuss-free as possible. Having a competition which is entirely online does have its drawbacks (technical issues are sometimes unavoidable) but we hope that you all enjoyed the entry process, we appreciate that it’s not easy for every entrant to deal with the technical side of things and that the quality of some of the entries may have been compromised by photographs that didn’t do the work justice.
The next step is now for our expert panel of judges to get judging, this also includes our 4 category judges. Thank you again for taking part, our shortlist for Jackson’s Open Painting Prize will be revealed on 28th April 2017
View the longlist for Jackson’s Open Painting Prize here
*Please note if you have entered Jackson’s Open Painting Prize and are trying to access the longlist, make sure you are logged out of the competition software and clear your internet cache as your browser may be saving an old version of the page that is preventing you from viewing the new version.*