The Cass Art Prize 2024 presented by The Cass Group, aims to champion contemporary art from across the UK and Ireland, with a £10,000 cash prize and a free stand at The Other Art Fair in spring 2025 awarded to the overall winner of the competition. There are additional prizes worth £5,000 including a Student Award, an Art Educators Award and more! Plus a prestigious group exhibition at Copeland Gallery, London in November 2024.

Works will be selected by a respected panel of guest judges with extensive knowledge and experience across the art industry, and there are category prizes specifically for oil, watercolour, acrylic, drawing and sketching, 3D artwork, mixed media and printmaking to ensure a wide range of art is represented.


The Guest Judges will select 10 Prize and Award winners, and visitors to the exhibition will be able to vote for the People's Choice Award winner.


  • 12th MAR 2024
    Submissions Open
  • 20th MAY 2024
    Sumbissions close midday
  • 9th-11th JULY 2024
    All entrants, Longlist & Shortlist notified
  • 7th NOV 2024
    Prize Winners announced at Private View
  • 8th-16th NOV 2024
    Copeland Gallery Show
  • 25th NOV 2024
    People's Choice winner notified
  • MAR 2025
    Winner's stand at The Other Art Fair


Works will be judged by a respected panel of guest judges with extensive knowledge and experience across the art industry.

Left to right: Curtis Holder Artist, Justin Mortimer Artist, Kathleen Soriano Independent Curator & Sky Arts Artist of the Year Judge, Pippy Houldsworth gallery Founder & Owner, Robert Diament Co-Host of podcast Talk Art and Partner at Carl Freedman Gallery, Ryan Stanier Founder of The Other Art Fair and Sinta Tantra Artist.


The selected artists will be invited to exhibit in The Cass Art Prize 2024 group exhibition at Copeland Gallery, a 4,000sq foot contemporary space in Peckham, London, from 8th – 16th November 2024.



Cass Art is a leading art supplies retailer where customers can shop online or in 14 stores across the UK, browsing more than 20,000 products from the world’s best art brands. Committed to its manifesto of ‘Let’s fill this town with artists’, Cass Art is on a mission to make good quality art materials accessible and affordable to everyone, aged 3-103, beginner or professional. The brand supports artists through bursaries, prizes and sponsorships, working with the Mayor of London, Sky Arts, National Saturday Club as well as universities and societies across the UK.


SAA (Supporting All Artists) is the UK’s largest Art Club with 30,000+ members. Recently acquired to form part of the wider Cass Group, SAA offers various membership options covering a magazine, exclusive offers on products on top art brands, online art classes and knowledge hub as well as artists insurance. There’s something for everyone within SAA’s creative community, from hesitant beginner to professional artist.



The Other Art Fair is a global art fair that connects independent artists with thousands of art buyers in a welcoming and creative environment. Set against the backdrop of the world's biggest cities, each Fair delivers the unexpected, combining access to boundary-pushing yet always-affordable artworks with immersive installations, performances, and unique features. With three editions in London, the result is an inspiring, evocative, inclusive, and fun event that creates lasting connections between artists and art lovers. Since its launch in 2011, The Other Art Fair has worked with over 4,000 artists from more than 20 countries and now hosts 11 fairs annually across the UK, the US, and Australia.

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Located minutes from Peckham Rye Station at the heart of Copeland Park, Copeland Gallery is a landmark within Peckham's cultural quarter. Providing a supportive platform for emerging artists since 2013, the gallery has played a key role in the rise of Peckham’s art scene, housing hundreds of exhibitions, fashion shows, and workshops. Global brands, cutting edge artists, large filming productions as well as student exhibitions have all graced Copeland Gallery's walls.

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Zealous empowers organisations to streamlines their awards, competitions, grants, residencies and more. This unique online submissions platform lets you create forms, gather applications, evaluate entries, and communicate with all participants effortlessly. Zealous is more than a service; reinvesting some of their profits into supporting the creative industries.

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Contemporary Art Academy provides premium online courses for artists at all stages in their careers for affordable prices. DEVELOPMENT (PG) courses are for artists who maintain a studio practice and want to advance their practical, critical and professional capabilities. DISCOVERY courses are for all artists looking to explore the creative process and develop new ways of making and thinking. INSTRUCTIONAL LIVE courses are for all artists wishing to learn or develop technical skills.

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Who can enter The Cass Art Prize?

The prize is open to all artists of all abilities based in the UK & the Republic of Ireland aged 18+.

What can I enter?

We are accepting all forms of 2D & 3D artworks made using analogue materials. We are not accepting photography, videography, sound art, architectural designs, NFTs, fully digital and AI artworks. Artworks must have been completed since 1st March 2021. Artworks which have previously won prizes or awards may not be submitted.

How many works can I submit?

You may submit up to 3 works, please select the correct package on the Zealous platform when submitting and making your payment. Diptychs and triptychs may be entered as one work, please submit these as one image.

How should I photograph my work?

Take a high-resolution photo of your work in good lighting, with no shadows falling across it, and tightly crop the photograph to the work. Upload your submission images as Jpegs, Jpgs or PNGs (we suggest between 3MB-8MB). Please do not include the frame in the photograph, unless it is integral to the work. Ensure images are free of copyright stamps or watermarks. Read our blog for more tips on photographing your work. Please note, if the photograph is not a true representation of the original work, we reserve the right to exclude the work from the competition.

When will I hear the results?

All entrants will be emailed between 9th – 11th July 2024 to be informed if they have been Shortlisted, Longlisted or unsuccessful. Please ensure you have subscribed to the Cass Art Newsletter for updates and mark as a safe email address and add it to your list of allowed senders. If you haven’t received an email from Cass Art or The Cass Art Prize by the end of day on 11th July, please check your junk and promotional folders or contact A list of Longlisted and Shortlisted entrants will also be published at on 9th July 2024.

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