KEY DATES

SUBMITTING WORK

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.

SHORTLIST

-  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. View the Expert Judging Panel here.

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:

Portrait/Figure
Animals
Still life/Botanical
Non-representational Abstract
Landscape/Cityscape/Seascape
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

HAMPSTEAD AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

- Exhibition opportunity at the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair 10th - 13th May, 2018

If selected for the Shortlist (announced 26th April), artists will have 7 days from our notification to deliver their work to our Dalston shop, London. Works will then be moderated by the Jackson's Judging Panel and the Affordable Art Fair. All selected paintings will be exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair. 

Read more about delivering your works here.

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