Summer Exhibition 2020

 

Entry to the Summer Exhibition 2020 will open on 6 January.


Please see below an outline of the 2019 Entry process

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 2018? 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

What happens next?

The first round of selection is made from digital images of artworks, from which the judges will shortlist up to 4,000 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.

Cost and deadlines

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 13 February 2019 at the latest. We will not accept any late submissions.

Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions of Entry.

Any questions?

If you have a question, first take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions If you can't find the answer to your question, get in touch

 

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Please note that the collection period for artworks from the Summer Exhibition 2019 has now closed and collections are by appointment only. 

2020 Timeline

Entry to the Summer Exhibition 2020 opens on 6 January. The submission deadline is 23:59 (GMT) on Monday 17 February. If you would like to find out about the submission process, please go to the FAQ section above or click on the Helpful Links below where you will find information about this year’s exhibition.

All works are submitted digitally for the first round of judging and shortlisted works are delivered to the Academy for the final round.

Results for the first round of judging will be annouced in Mid-March 

Results for the second round of judging will be annouced towards the end of May

Summer Exhibition Selection and Hanging Committee 2020

The Summer Exhibition Committee will be announced towards the end of the year.  

Office Hours

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

Helpful Links 2019

Terms and Conditions

Instructions for Entering Work

Video Tutorial: How To Photograph Your Work

How to Photograph Your Work

VAT Information - International Artists

Suggested Transport Agents

Guide to Selling

 

Awards and Prizes in 2019 Included

The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award
£25,000 awarded by a panel of judges appointed by the President and Council for the most distinguished work in the exhibition

The Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture 
£10,000 for a sculpture

The Jerwood London Original Print Fair Prize
£10,000 for a print in any medium

The British Institution Awards for Students 
Two prizes of £5,000 and £3,000 for work across a comprehensive range of creative disciplines from painting to architecture

The Hugh Casson Drawing Prize 
£5,000 for an original work on paper in any medium, where the emphasis is clearly on drawing

Rocco Forte Hotels Architecture Prize
£5,000 for an outstanding work of architectural design 

The Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist 
£4,000 for a painting or sculpture

The Arts Club Award 
£2,500 awarded to an artist aged 35 or under for a work in any medium except architecture

The BKI Architecture and Materials Prize
£2,500 for a work celebrating material excellence

The Rose Award for Photography
£1,000 for a photograph or series of photographs