Summer Exhibition 2014


Digital submission for artists

Welcome to our new online entry process for the Summer Exhibition.

For the first time this year the initial round of selection will be made from digital images of artworks, from which the judges will shortlist up to 4,000 entries to be delivered to the Academy for a second round.

How to enter

We have tried to keep the system simple, and it should be familiar if you have entered before.

1. Register for a Summer Exhibition account

2. Pay your entry fee

3. Enter the details and upload images of your artwork

If you are successful in the first, digital round, we will notify you by email and ask you to deliver your artwork to the Royal Academy for the next round of selection.

You can also check the progress of your submission using your Summer Exhibition account whenever you like.

Cost and deadlines

You can enter one or two works, for an administration fee of £25 per entry, payable online by credit or debit card.

The fee is non-refundable and if you buy a form for one work, it will not be possible to add a second work at a later date.

You must pay your fee and submit your digital entry form, including images of your artworks, by midnight on Friday, 14 February 2014 at the latest.

We are only accepting 12,000 entries, so we encourage you to enter as soon as possible.

Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions of entry.

If you have a question, first take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions: we've tried to include answers to the questions you may have. If you can't find the answer to your question, please use the Contact Us form.

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2014 - Entry Closed

The deadline for artwork submissions has passed. If you would like to find out more about the entry process, please go to our FAQ above and click on the Helpful Links below. Entry Forms for next year's exhibition will go on sale in early January.

2014 - Timeline

Purchase and Submission of Entry Form and digital images

6 January to 14 February

Results

17 March - first round of judging (from digital images)

2 May - second round of judging (from shortlisted works)

22 May - final results

Delivery of shortlisted works selected from digital images

11 and 14 April - Works under glass

15 and 16 April - Oils, acrylics and two dimensional works which are not under glass

30 April - Sculpture

1 May - Architecture

Helpful Links

Terms and Conditions

Entry Rules

Video Tutorial: How To Photograph Your Work

How To Photograph Your Work (PDF)

Suggested Transport Agents (PDF)

VAT Information (International Artists) (PDF)