ELIGIBILITY

The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting or drawing media. Artworks for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize must be submitted by the artist who created it.  Pure photography, computer generated or manipulated artwork and 3D sculptural works are not eligible for selection. The price for entry will be £5 per artwork and you can submit up to a maximum of 5 artworks per artist (therefore the maximum submission fee is £25). Jackson’s Open Painting Prize is open to all artists of any age and ability. Drawings or paintings of an inappropriate or offensive subject matter will be removed from the competition.

We will not accept entries that have previously won a competition or that have been extensively exhibited.

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.

All artwork submitted must be available for delivery to our head office (Jackson’s Art Supplies, 1 Farleigh Place, N16 7SX, London, UK) within 7 days of being requested. 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. Any artwork not available for delivery upon request will be disqualified from the competition. The winning work must be available for viewing, if requested, and must be like the digital photo submission.

We will 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.

PRIZES

First Prize: £5,000 cash

People's Choice Prize: £2,000 cash

6 Category Prizes: £500 each

COMPETITION PERIOD

Open for Entries: 3 January 2018

Entries Close: 16th March 2018

Longlist Announced and Public Voting begins: 30 March 2018

6 Category Winners Announced: Between 30th March and 26th April

Shortlist Announced: 26th April 2018

First Prize and People's Choice - 2 Winners Announced: 2nd May 2018

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter Jackson’s Open Painting Prize by hovering over SUBMIT YOUR WORK then clicking ENTER in the menu above. 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). Entrants should click on the link and register their details to then submit their entry.

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.

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

JUDGING PROCESS

Artworks will be first longlisted by a panel of judges at Jackson’s Art Supplies.

This longlist will be open to the public to vote on to determine the People's Choice Award.

Thereafter, an external panel of 6 judges will together decide on a shortlist. Works chosen for the shortlist must be posted to Jackson's Art within 7 days of being notified (view more information about this on our DELIVERY INFORMATION tab). The First Prize will be carefully chosen by our external panel of judges from the works that are sent to us. This process will occur before the shortlist is publicly announced - each entrant is responsible for monitoring their e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this competition. If a potential prize winner has not delivered their work to Jackson's within 7 days of our initial contact, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

The 6 Category Prizes will be determined by a panel of judges at Jackson's Art Supplies.

We will require a photo of the winner standing in front of their painting for publicity and verification purposes. Please do not submit an image if you do not have access to the original.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

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.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering the Art 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.

DISCLAIMER

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.

PUBLICITY

By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

ART PRIZE SPONSORS

Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to Jackson’s Art Supplies at debbie@jacksonsart.co.uk or:

Jacksons Art Supplies Ltd
1 Farleigh Place
London N16 7SX