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Important Information 

In light of the current pandemic, the Summer Exhibition has been rescheduled and will now open in autumn 2020, at a date to be confirmed.

Once the new opening date is established, we will put a new timeline in place for delivery and the final round of judging.

The previously announced delivery dates no longer stand.

Please see a fuller message here.


2020 Timeline

The results of the digital round of judging have been sent.

If you have not received your notification, please check your junk email folder.

You can also check the status of your artwork by logging into your account.



12 March- first round (digital images)

Date tbc - final round (shortlisted works) 


Delivery of shortlisted works 

We are not able to create a timeline for delivery and judging just yet, but will do so as soon as the opening date has been determined.


Summer Exhibition Coordinators 2020

Jane and Louise Wilson

"We’re very excited to be coordinating this year’s summer show alongside fellow Royal Academicians."

To find out more click here.


Summer Exhibition Selection and Hanging Committee 2020

David Adjaye, Sonia Boyce, Eileen Cooper, Richard Deacon, Stephen Farthing, Isaac Julien and David Remfry


A message to Architects

The Architecture Room will consider architecture through the expression of "Climate and Geography (or vice versa" ...

To find out more click here.


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

Terms and Conditions

Instructions for Entering Work

Video Tutorial: How To Photograph Your Work

How to Photograph Your Work

Suggested Transport Agents

VAT Information - International Artists

Guide to Selling


Awards and Prizes in 2020 will include

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

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