Summer Exhibition 2018

     

Entry to the Summer Exhibition 2018 has now closed.

If you have entered work, 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.

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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2018 Timeline

Final Results - 26 May

The Results of the final round of judging have now been sent to artists. Please allow at least 24 hours for your notification email to arrive.

Summer Exhibition 2018 Coordinator

Grayson Perry

“Fellow artists! 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, so the Summer Exhibition will celebrate a quarter of a millennium of artistic innovation. As coordinator, I have decided that the theme of the show will be ‘Art Made Now’. I want to champion the democracy of the exhibition and show off the diversity of art being made in this moment, so I encourage you to submit works that you have made in 2017/18. I am also planning a special ‘Room of Fun’ in a newly built part of the Academy, so the committee may well look favourably on artworks that we find amusing.”

Selection and Hanging Committee 2018

Phyllida Barlow, Piers Gough, Allen Jones, David Mach, Humphrey Ocean, Chris Orr, Cornelia Parker, Tom Phillips, Conrad Shawcross and Emma Stibbon.

 

Office Hours

The Summer Exhibition Office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. If you have a query regarding the submission process, please Contact Us and we will respond within three working days.

 

Helpful Links

Terms and Conditions

Instructions for Entering Work

Video Tutorial: How To Photograph Your Work

How to Photograph Your Work

VAT Information - International Artists

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