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
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.
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.
The deadline for submitting artworks has now passed.
The results of the first round of judging will be sent out on Wednesday 20 March.
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.'
Hurvin Anderson RA, Ann Christopher RA, Anne Desmet RA, Assemble RA, Hughie O’Donoghue RA, Cornelia Parker RA, Veronica Ryan RA
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