SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN: CALL FOR ENTRIES
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.
- Original prints
- 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
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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Artist and illustratorView profile
Matthew Burrows MBE
Artist, social entrepreneur, founder of Artist Support PledgeView profile
Art historian, curator, founder of A Black History of ArtView profile
Director of Affordable Art Fair UKView profile
Artist, winner of Jackson’s Art Prize 2023View profile
Artist and illustrator
Joey Yu is a London-based illustrator and artist working primarily in a hand-drawn, mixed media style. Having graduated from Kingston School of Art in 2017, she has gone on to work with clients such as Rimowa, Debeers, The Guardian, Lulu Guinness, Tate and more. Previous artist residency locations include Seoul, Korea and Bahia, Brazil. With her expressive mixture of both immediate hand drawn styles and digital sketches, she hopes to continue daydreaming, playing with everyday perspectives and warping the ways we view things.
Matthew Burrows MBE
Artist, social entrepreneur, founder of Artist Support Pledge
Matthew Burrows MBE is a contemporary British painter and founder of Artist Support Pledge, a global Instagram movement in support of artists and makers. Burrows speaks of painting as a form of connection and subsistence, dependent on and arising from the ground at his feet. Represented by Vigo Gallery, London his work has been exhibited widely including Wellington Arch, Alexia Goethe Gallery and Towner Art Gallery.
Art historian, curator, founder of A Black History of Art
Alayo Akinkugbe is an art historian, writer and the founder of Instagram platform, @ABlackHistoryOfArt, which highlights Black artists, sitters, curators and thinkers from art history and the present day. She writes the column Black Gazes for AnOther Magazine and is the host of the podcast, A Shared Gaze.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, Charlotte has exhibited with Messum’s in London, the south west of England and galleries abroad. “At the heart of everything is drawing. I strive for compositional impact, and attempt to imbue paintings with subtlety and mystery. These overriding concerns link the diverse range of subject matter, from observed to more imaginary themes and ideas.”
Director of Affordable Art Fair UK
Hugo Barclay is UK Fair Director at Affordable Art Fair, leading the execution of three London art fairs. His previous experience includes managing the gallery programme at London Art Fair and among previous roles at Artsy and art advisories. He has an acute understanding of the gallery ecosystem he is particularly passionate about nurturing living artists, and the galleries supporting them.
Artist, winner of Jackson’s Art Prize 2023
Melissa Ling was born and raised in New York City to parents who emigrated from China. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and the Philippines, including Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA; First Street Gallery, New York; Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York; Blanc Gallery, Philippines.
She has been an invited guest at Pratt Institute, as well as a visiting professor at Parsons School of Design. She will be a part of the Project Studio Residency Program at Painting Space 122 from 2023-24.
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
Pastel: Unison Colour
Intaglio: St Cuthberts Mill
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
01 Dec 2023
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 12PM (GMT)
01 Mar 2024
LONGLIST ANNOUNCED & PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING OPENS
29 Mar 2024
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD VOTING CLOSES MIDDAY
03 Apr 2024
05 Apr 2024
MATERIAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
10 Apr 2024
PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
11 Apr 2024
JACKSON'S PAINTING PRIZE 2024 WINNER AND RUNNERS-UP ANNOUNCED
12 Apr 2024