Artists can submit their work to the Jackson's Open Painting Prize between 3rd January 2018 and 16th March 2018.
INITIAL JUDGING ROUND - THE LONG LIST
- Announced 30th March 2018
Jackson's will choose around 350 - 380 works from all the entries submitted to form the Long List. This selection of works will be permanently on display in a digital gallery. All of the competition prizes will be selected from this list of works.
- Announced 26th April 2018
While they're deciding on the winner of Jacksons Open Painting Prize, the Expert Judging Panel will form their own collective Shortlist from Jackson's Long List. Their chosen works, combined with the 6 Category Winners, will make the Shortlist. These works will be on permanent display in a digital gallery.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
- Public Voting opens 30th March 2018
- Winner Announced 2nd May 2018
As soon as the Long List is announced, the public are invited to vote on their favourite works. The artwork which receives the most votes will win the People's Choice Award.
- The People's Choice Award Winner will receive £2,000
6 CATEGORY PRIZES
- 6 Winners Announced Between 30th March and 26th April shortlist announcement 2018
To ensure every genre of art is appreciated equally, we are also running 6 Category Prizes. Upon entering, artists must tag their work the most appropriate subject matter:
Scenes of Everyday Life
Jackson's will choose one winner from each category so that all longlisted works can be judged against works with similar subject matter, alongside being considered for the other prizes. All 6 category prize winners will automatically be placed in the shortlist.
- Each of the 6 Category Prize Winners will receive £500
For the most prestigious award, the Jacksons Open Painting Prize First Prize, Jackson's have invited 6 leading figures from the contemporary art world to form the Expert Judging Panel.
JACKSON'S OPEN PAINTING PRIZE WINNER
- The winner of Jacksons Open Painting Prize will be announced 2nd May 2018
The Expert Judging Panel will decide the winner of the Jackson's Open Painting Prize from their shortlist. This prize will be announced 2nd May 2018.
- The Winner of the Jacksons Open Painting Prize will receive £5,000