The competition is open internationally, to artists of all ages and abilities. Entry costs £6 per artwork and you can enter up to 5 artworks.


  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Original prints

Not accepting:

  • Three dimensional/sculptural work
  • Digital, computer manipulated, or AI art
  • Pure photography
  • Digital prints e.g. giclée
  • Artwork of an inappropriate or offensive subject matter

Read more guidelines here.





How do I enter?

Step one: Create an account with our competition platform, or sign in to your existing account.

Step two: Ensure you have prepared the following:

  • Good quality, tightly cropped photos of your artworks
  • An artist’s bio to help us get to know you
  • Artwork statements to explain the ideas behind your work
  • The title, dimensions, year, and mediums of your artworks

Step three:
Complete the entry form, and repeat for each artwork entered (up to five). Make sure to opt-in to our newsletter if you wish to be emailed with your results.

Step four: Checkout online to complete your entries. Good luck!




This year’s Guest Judging Panel is made up of a star-studded range of artists and industry experts.

For the first time, each of the judges will select their own winner, making up the six Judge’s Choice Awards.

The remaining 13 award winners are selected by the Jackson’s judging committee.

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  • Joey Yu

    Artist and illustrator

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  • Matthew Burrows MBE

    Artist, social entrepreneur, founder of Artist Support Pledge

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  • Alayo Akinkugbe

    Art historian, curator, founder of A Black History of Art

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  • Charlotte Sorapure


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  • Hugo Barclay

    Director of Affordable Art Fair UK

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  • Melissa Ling

    Artist, winner of Jackson’s Art Prize 2023

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First Prize: £5,000 + £2,000 art materials

Second Prize: £3,000 + £1,000 art materials

Runner up (x3): £1,000 art materials each

Judge’s Choice (x6): £1,000 art materials each

People’s Choice: £1,000 art materials

Materials Awards and Sponsors:
Oil: Michael Harding
Acrylic: Golden
Watercolour: Schmincke
Drawing: Faber-Castell
Pastel: Unison Colour
Intaglio: St Cuthberts Mill
Relief: Cranfield
Planographic: Speedball + Jackson’s


We are delighted to return to both Affordable Art Fair and Bankside Gallery to exhibit shortlisted and prize-winning entrants.

Affordable Art Fair: 9th – 12th May 2024

Bankside Gallery: 30th July – 4th August 2024

'Rising Artists' at Bankside Gallery

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