Entry to the Summer Exhibition 2024 is now closed. 

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 before? 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 £40 per work, which covers our administration costs. You can pay online by credit or debit card. 

Please note that the number of entries is capped at 16,500, so please purchase yours soon in order to avoid disappointment.

3.  Enter the details and upload images of your artwork


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.

Once you have purchased entry, you must submit your digital artwork by the deadline, which is 23:59 (GMT) on 13 February. We can not accept any late submissions.


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.


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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2024 Timeline

The Summer Exhibition is now open until Sunday 18th August. 

Collection of Exhibited Works- Wednesday 28th August – Wednesday 18th September, 8am-4pm and for one Saturday only on 7th September, 9am-4pm

A message from Ann Christopher RA

Summer Exhibition Co-ordinator 2024

'As co-ordinator for the 2024 Summer Exhibition, I plan to explore the idea of making space, whether giving space or taking space. This can be interpreted in various ways: to make space can mean openness – making space for something or someone, also making space between things.

It is my belief that the spaces in between are as important as whatever those spaces separate. Spaces can not only dramatically enhance the actual works on the wall but also the pleasure of viewing them. In terms of sculpture – well that gives off its own demand for space around it.

On behalf of the Summer Exhibition Committee I would like to say send in your best work whatever its medium or category and we will endeavour to give it space.'


Summer Exhibition Committee 2024

Hurvin Anderson RA, Ann Christopher RA, Anne Desmet RA, Assemble RA, Hughie O’Donoghue RA, Cornelia Parker RA, Veronica Ryan RA



Please click here to see a message from Assemble RA


Helpful Links

Terms and Conditions of Entry 2024

Instructions for Entering Work

Exhibition Schedule

Video Tutorial: How To Photograph Your Work

How to Photograph Your Work

VAT Information - International Artists

Guide to Selling

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