Deadline: January 13, 2015
The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition is an annual international competition open to non-Members of the Royal Watercolour Society. It aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, spanning work on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and watercolour mixed media.
A maximum of three paintings can be submitted. All submitted works must have been created within the last four years of submission and must be the original work of the artist. Paintings must not exceed 100cm x 100cm when framed.
All paintings in water-based media, including watercolour, pen and ink, acrylic and gouache are eligible, regardless of style or subject matter, as long as they are painted on paper.
The copyright of all works remains vested in the artist.
There is an entry fee of £14 (approx. 22 USD) per painting.
The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition is open worldwide to non-Members of the Royal Watercolour Society. Any artist (providing they are not a member of the RWS) working with water-based media can apply.
Successful entrants will be notified promptly after the judging to allow them to frame and deliver their original paintings for an exhibition taking place at Bankside Gallery.
Moreover, prizes will include:
• Art materials
• Purchase prizes
• Cash awards from the RWS from £500 to £1000
• The opportunity to exhibit in the Royal Watercolour Society’s Spring and Autumn Exhibitions during 2015.
Prizes will be awarded at the private view of the exhibition on Thursday 5 March 2015, 6-8pm, to which exhibiting artists and a guest are most welcome.