We are delighted to announce the details of our 7th annual competition, Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022. For another year, we will be accepting 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting or drawing media. Submissions are welcome from artists all over the world, of all ages and abilities and we are offering over £11,000 in prize money and art materials.
Our prizes aim to give successful entrants the exposure and resources that are most relevant to them. This year, in addition to our existing awards programme, we have created a new prize especially for amateur painters, the Amateur Artist Award.
Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 – £6000
Emerging Artist Award – £1000
Amateur Artist Award – £500 Jackson’s voucher
People’s Choice Award – £500 Jackson’s voucher
Outstanding Watercolour Award – £500 Jackson’s voucher
Category Awards – £500 each
- Portrait / Figure
- Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape
- Still Life / Botanical
- Abstract / Non-representational
- Scenes of Everyday Life
Submissions open: Wednesday 1 December
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 5.00 pm (GMT) Tuesday 1 March
Longlist announced & People’s Choice Award voting opens: Wednesday 23 March
Shortlist announced: Wednesday 30 March
People’s Choice Award voting closes: 12 pm (GMT) Tuesday 5 April
People’s Choice Award winner & Amateur Artist Award announced: Wednesday 6 April
Outstanding Watercolour Award winner announced: Thursday 7 April
Category Award winners announced: Friday 8 April
Emerging Artist Award winner announced: Monday 11 April
Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 winner announced: Wednesday 13 April
Finalists exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead: Thursday 4 – Sunday 8 May (subject to social distancing restrictions)
Download the dates to your calendar at our competition website here.
All six of our expert judges are leading figures in the contemporary art world. Each judge will bring a unique perspective, opinion and intention to cultivate a varied selection of work that showcases the very best of the entrants. Throughout December we will be publishing interviews with the judges to find out more about their work and what they will be looking for in the entries submitted to the competition this year.
Artist, Painter and Printmaker
Affordable Art Fair Director, Curator & Publisher
Painter & winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021
Submissions for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 open on Wednesday 1st December, 2021. Until then, you can create a user profile on our competition software and sign up to our competition newsletter to receive the latest updates about Jackson’s Painting Prize.
- Watch the interview with Miranda Boulton, the winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021
- Watch the interview with Ruth Murray, the winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020
- Watch the interview with Iain Nicholls, the winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2019
- Get some advice on writing your Artist Biography and Artist Statement
- Read interviews with the shortlisted artists from Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020
- Read the competition Guidelines and Criteria.