The entry period for the Jackson's Amateur Artist Prize has closed, meaning the Public Voting for the People's Choice Awards has opened! Click on the images above view all the entries and to vote on your favourite art works - the ten works with the most votes at 11:59pm, 23rd September 2018 will win £50 each.
We were delighted to receive over 1,500 international entries to this year's Amateur Artist Prize - it's fantastic to see so many beautiful artworks from across the globe! The range of submissions truly represents the vast spectrum of creatives that fall under the title of 'Amateur Artist' - we've received everything from artists' first works in a new medium to pieces made by creatives who have been practicing for decades. We feel that the entry gallery shows how making art can come in hundreds of different forms and how important it is that all concepts of being an 'artist' are recognised as the gallery is full of excellent work!
The Jackson's Amateur Artist Prize has been developed in response to feedback we received from our previous competitions, that asked for more opportunities aimed at less experienced artists. We consequently decided to make a competition that champions artists who do not make a living from their practice and have not won large prizes for their work, offering them the opportunity to have their work shared.
The competition is free to enter and open to international artists. The structure ensures as many entrants as possible have their work shared and promoted on our channels and is designed to encourage communication between the artists.
During the Public Voting period, the Jackson's Judging Panel will also be working tirelessly to decide winners for each of the below prizes. All of the prizes, including the ten People’s Choice Awards, who will each be awarded £50 Gift Vouchers, will be announced 24th September 2018.
6 Medium-based Prizes: £200 Jackson’s Art Gift Voucher each