If you would like a chance to see your work displayed in the world’s largest open-submission exhibition, this is the place to get started. Just follow our three simple steps:
1. Create your account
Submitted in 2020? You should already have a Summer Exhibition account. Login to your account, or request a new password if you’ve forgotten.
First time entrant? Register now and we’ll send you a link to your new account.
2. Pay your entry fee
You can enter one or two works, for a fee of £35 per work, which covers our administration costs. You can pay this online by credit or debit card.
3. Enter the details and upload images of your artwork
The first round of selection is made from digital images of artworks, from which the judges will shortlist up to 2,000 entries to be delivered to the Academy for the final round.
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.
The entry fee is non-refundable. If you choose to enter only one work, it won't be possible to add a second work at a later date.
You must pay your fee and submit your digital entry, including images of your artworks, by 23:59 (GMT) on date to be confirmed at the latest. We will not accept any late submissions.
Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions of Entry.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the national lockdown across England, the collection period has been postponed until further notice. We will contact all artists and buyers when a new timetable is in place.
We are currently reviewing the impact of the lockdown on the Summer Exhibition schedule.
We will open for artwork entries towards the end of January, when we will also announce the names of the artists and architects on the Selection and Hanging Committee 2021.
The Summer Exhibition Office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. If you have a query regarding the submission process please see our FAQ above, or Contact Us and we will respond within three working days.