Jackson’s Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting or drawing media. Jackson’s Painting Prize is open to all artists of all abilities and at all ages. Jackson’s Painting Prize costs £5 per artwork to enter. Printmaking, pure photography, computer generated or manipulated artwork and 3D sculptural works are not eligible for selection. Artworks for the competition must be submitted by the artist who created it. Drawings or paintings of an inappropriate or offensive subject matter will be removed from the competition.

All work must be your own intellectual property. This means we will not accept artworks that directly copy other people’s work (this does not include artistic interpretations) or works that are made from a tutorial. We are not accepting entries that have previously won a major competition or that have been extensively exhibited in any established galleries.

Jackson’s Art Supplies may ask for artworks to be sent for further inspection and consideration before or outside of longlist / shortlist / prize winning selection. The winning work must be available for viewing, if requested, and must be like the digital photo submission. We may require a photo of the winner standing in front of their painting for publicity purposes. Please do not submit an image if you do not have access to the original work. Jackson’s Art Supplies will advise on how the prize winner’s photograph should be composed.

You can register to enter Jackson’s Painting Prize by clicking here or Register in the menu above. Register your details to then submit your entry or entries, when submissions open on Monday 2nd December, 2019.

Please note: You cannot login using your customer profile for the Jackson’s Art Supplies online shop. You must create a separate user profile for the competition.

The maximum jpeg file size is 3MB. Images of artwork must be at least 1000px wide (with a resolution of at least 72px per inch). Please ensure that your image is the correct way up before submitting. Artwork with a copyright stamp or watermark on it will not be accepted. The image of the artwork should be a clear, high quality photograph which must not show any unnecessary or irrelevant content, such as frames, mounts, walls, tables or any other kind of background. The image should be an accurate representation of the art work, taken in bright natural light, as well as being of a high resolution for reproduction online.

The entry form will also ask for the following information for each artwork:

– A category for your artwork to be entered into.
– Title of the artwork.
– An image of your artwork. (max 3MB – jpg, jpeg, tif, png).
– Mediums used to make the artwork.
– Dimensions of the artwork.
– Year artwork was made.
– Artist Statement (max 200 words)
– Artist Biography (max 180 words)
– Your website (optional)

To view more information about entering your work please read our FAQS.

If you or an immediate family member is an employee of Jackson’s Art Supplies you cannot enter the competition. Jackson’s Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.

Jackson’s Art Supplies and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Art Prize, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize.

Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Art Prize is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Jackson’s Art Supplies. Jackson’s Art Supplies reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Art Prize, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Jackson’s Art Supplies determines that the Art Prize cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorised intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Jackson’s Art Supplies’ control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Art Prize.

In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Jackson’s Art Supplies reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Jackson’s Art Supplies and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

By entering the Jackson’s Painting Prize, each entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Jackson’s Art Supplies and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, the software platform, administrator, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from that entrant’s participation in the competition and the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize that may be won. Jackson’s Art Supplies and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies do not make any warranties, express or implied, as to the condition, fitness or merchantability of the prize.

Jackson’s Art Supplies and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from access to or the download of information or materials connected with the competition.

Jackson’s Art Supplies and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents disclaim any liability for any breach of copyright made by an artist’s submission, accidental, unintentional or otherwise.

We take each submission and the information regarding it in good faith. We will not conduct any background checks unless we believe there are grounds for disqualification or we have been alerted by an additional party.

Jackson’s Art Supplies reserves the right to extend the submissions period for any of it’s competitions.

By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor (Jackson’s Art Supplies Ltd) permission to use his/her/their name, artwork, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION

    • How can I register?

      Click here or Enter in the menu above. This will take you to our entry software, where you can follow the instructions and register as an entrant. Once you have made an account you will be able to enter. If you have trouble entering please view our Step-by-Step blog post by clicking here.

    • Can I submit more than one artwork?

      Yes, you can submit up to a total of 5 artworks.

    • Can I submit a piece of work that has already been sold?

      No, we may require a photo of the winner standing in front of their painting for publicity purposes. Please do not submit an image if you do not have access to the original.

    • Can I enter an artwork that has previously been exhibited or that has won a previous competition?

      No, we are not accepting entries that have previously won a competition or that have been extensively exhibited.

    • I have some pieces three years old that have never been entered for any competitions. Is there an age limit on artworks?

      We haven’t put a date limit on the artworks. So long as you still have the artwork in your possession so that we can get a photo of you with the work if you are a winner, the work is eligible.

    • I am trying to enter the current competition, however, when I click ‘enter here’ it takes me to the following message: “There’s nothing to see here right at the moment - either judging isn’t open, or there are yet any entries to judge. Please check back when judging is open or contact your awards organiser”

      This issue is usually solved by clearing your browsing history.

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDIUMS AND IMAGES

    • What file type should my image be?

      We are accepting jpegs, jpg and png files.

    • What’s the maximum MB that an image can be?

      The maximum file size for each image is 3MB.

    • Is there a restriction on the size of the artwork?

      No, you may enter a 2D artwork of any size online. However, the maximum size for artworks to be considered for the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead finalists exhibition is 1.2 m on the longest side of the painting.

    • Should I include the mount or frame in the photo of my work?

      No, images of artwork that includes the frame, mount, wall or any other background surface will be disqualified from the competition. Please only submit straight on, tightly cropped images that display only the artwork.

    • Is there a theme for competition?

      No, there are no theme restrictions for pieces you wish to enter for Jackson’s Painting Prize.

    • I am a photographer. Can I submit a photographic art work (for example a digital or film photograph)?

      No, photography is not accepted in this competition.

    • Can I use photography as part of my process?

      Yes, if photography is part of the process of making the work it’s accepted. Pure photography or digitally edited photography is not eligible.

    • Are woodburned artworks acceptable?

      As long as it is a 2-dimensional artwork we would accept it.

    • Is monoprint allowed?

      No, we are not accepting monoprints.

    • Are paper collages allowed?

      Yes, we are happy to accept paper collage in the competition.

    • I paint with wool – would that be eligible?

      As long as it is still flat and not a 3D object we would be happy to accept it as a painting or drawing medium.

    • Can it be a painting with clay on it?

      A painting with texture will be accepted as long as it isn’t a completely 3D object.

    • Are encaustic wax works accepted?

      Yes, as encaustic wax is often combined with oil paint, we are happy to accept that as a medium for this competition.

    • I will be entering an oil painting which will have some gold leaf on it, is that ok?

      Yes, mixed media works are accepted. An oil painting with gold leaf would be accepted into the competition.

    • I paint landscapes in oils on slate, MDF and artist palettes. Are these allowed?

      Any 2-dimensional substrate would be accepted.

    • Can I submit a giclee print of my work? I.e. The original has sold but I still have reproduction prints of the piece that can be submitted if needed.

      No, reproduction prints are not accepted. The submission needs to be the original artwork.

    • Can I submit an original print? For example, screen print, linocut, etching, lithography or collagraph print or any other form of relief print or intaglio print?

      No, printmaking works are not accepted in this competition.

    • What about paintings with some texture on it. Are they permitted or does it have to be completely flat and strictly 2D?

      Many would argue that no painting is completely flat, a painting with texture is fine as long as it isn’t a completely 3D object.

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT ENTRANTS

    • I’m currently living and working outside the UK. Is the competition open worldwide?

      Yes, we are accepting entries from all over the world. The initial entry process is online, as are the longlist and shortlist galleries. However, we are not accepting international submissions for the Affordable Art Fair exhibition.

    • Is there any age or educational limitations?

      Any artist of any age can enter the competition, no matter what their previous experience and artistic education.

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD

    • If I am shortlisted, will I be guaranteed a place in the Affordable Art Fair exhibition?

      If you are shortlisted, you will have the option of submitting your work to be selected for exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair, but it is not compulsory. The Affordable Art Fair team make the final selection. So, being shortlisted and submitting work doesn’t guarantee that it will be exhibited.

    • If I am selected to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair, does my work have to be for sale?

      Yes, all works exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair must be for sale with a maximum price of £6000.

    • I am a shortlisted artist based outside the UK. Will I be invited to exhibit?

      No, you will only be invited to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead if you are based in the UK. Artists outside of the UK are still eligible to be shortlisted or win the main prizes.

    • If I am to send my work, does it have to be framed?

      If you are invited to send us your work to be considered for the finalists exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, please send the artwork ready to be hung in an exhibition. Framed, mounted or complete for presentation and exhibition, suitable to the artwork.

    • Is there a size restriction for artworks at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead?

      The maximum size for artworks to be considered for the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead finalists exhibition is 1.2 m on the longest side of the painting.