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The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting, print-making or drawing media. Now in its 3rd year, this prestigious annual competition offers £10,000 in prizes, an online showcase and a physical exhibition for selected finalists at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London, for both emerging and established artists.  We welcome entries from artists in any country and of any age.

In 2016, Jackson’s ran it’s inaugural major art prize. The Jackson’s Open Art Prize (JOAP 2016) received 3000 entries from all over the world, with many exceptional submissions that excelled in originality and craftsmanship. The prize has been renamed to further distinguish our selection criteria from photographs, 3D sculptural works and computer generated or manipulated works.

This year, the Jackson's Judging Panel will select approximately 350 works as a longlist which will then be split into categories and judged by a panel of leading figures from the art world. Read more about JOPP 2018.

   ‘Eniola Sokalu’ by Mark Roscoe - 2017 1st Prize   Winner

 ‘Eniola Sokalu’ by Mark Roscoe - 2017 1st Prize Winner

  ‘Gorge’ by Max Naylor -  2016   1st Prize   Winner

‘Gorge’ by Max Naylor -  2016 1st Prize Winner


Jackson’s is a well-established maker and supplier of art materials. Our mission is to provide artists of all abilities with the paints, inks, paper, ideas and every tool imaginable to help them realise their creative potential. We’re the best at what we do. We’ve been at it for years and know exactly what our customers want and need. They talk to us, and we listen.