Now in its 32nd year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious watercolour competition in the UK. Hugely popular with artists, gallery visitors and readers of The Sunday Times, the competition aims to celebrate and reward excellence and originality in the medium of watercolour.
Each year the panel of judges represent experts in their field. The judges will be looking for work that makes the most imaginative or otherwise impressive use of a water-based medium. This year our selectors are: Sophie Charalambous (Artist), Simon Martin (Director, Pallant House Gallery), Barbara Nicholls (Artist), Helen Waters (Director, Alan Cristea Gallery) and Louis Wise (Critic). The closing deadline for online submission is 5pm, 17 June 2019.
The panel of judges will initially review entries through a digital submission process. Entry fee is £15 per work. Artists may enter up to 4 works only. Following this, a maximum of 250 shortlisted artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on 5 July 2019, from 10 – 5pm and 6 July 2018, from 10 – 4pm, to the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, for final judging.
The following prizes will be awarded during the exhibition. They will also be announced in The Sunday Times Magazine and on The Sunday Times website:
London Wall Partners First Prize – £8,000
Second Prize – £3,000
Third Prize – £1,000
Pegasus Young Artist Prize – £500*
In addition, there will be a range of other prizes on offer to artists.
*Awarded to an artist aged under 30 on 17 June 2019