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.
Get startedIf you're ready, it's time to open your account. Register to get started.
The Summer Exhibition Office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. If you have a query regarding this year's submission process, please Contact Us and we will respond within three working days.
6 January to 14 February
17 March - first round of judging (from digital images)
2 May - second round of judging (from shortlisted works)
22 May - final results
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