Calling all practicing painters - applications for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize are now open.
The prize is looking for representational paintings from both amateur and professional artists based in the UK. If you're a master of figurative painting or superstar at representational drawing, then this is the painting prize for you.
Now in it's eleventh year, there's a whipping £30,000 of prize money up for grabs, including a First Prize of £15,000.
The competition is usually popular with young contemporary painters and art students; the Young Artist Award of £2,500 promotes fresh new talent, and is eligible to artists who are 25 or under. For the second year running, the competition is also offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000 which will be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure. Five Runner Up Prizes of £1,500 each are also awarded.
The judges for the 2015 competition include: artist Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC, artist James Lloyd, artist Sam Wadsworth, artist Catherine Davison and Andrew Wilton, a Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain.
Around 100 works will be chosen for an exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London from 7th-13th March 2016. The exhibition will then tour to Guildford House Gallery in June.
How To Enter
You have to be over 18 to enter and based in the UK.
You can submit up to 4 works online on the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize website here.
Entry costs £15 per work, £8 per work for students, and applications close on 16th December 2015 by 5pm.
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Image Credits: Melissa Scott-Miller, Front Garden, David Piddock, Hanseatic Walk, Holly Brodie, Pothole