Summer Exhibition 2022



Entry to the Summer Exhibition 2022 closed on 2 March

Please see below an outline of the 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 2021? 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 £38 per work, which covers our administration costs. You can pay this online by credit or debit card. Please note that the number 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


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 Wednesday 2 March at the latest. We will not accept any late submissions.


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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2022 Timeline

This year's exhibition will open to the public on 21 June. 

Collection of Exhibited Works

Tuesday 30th August – Friday 16th September, 8am-4pm (Monday-Friday)

Collections are open on one Saturday only on 17th September, 9am-4pm

If you would like to find out about the submission process, please visit our FAQ section.


Summer Exhibition 2022


Alison Wilding RA


You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows*

'The theme of Summer Exhibition 2022 is CLIMATE in all its manifestations. Whether it presents as crisis or opportunity, nightmare or memories, or simply our everyday experience of weather, - CLIMATE is a huge all-embracing and urgent subject.' 

*Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Alison Wilding


Selection and Hanging Committee 2022

Rana Begum, Stephen Chambers, David Mach, Níall McLaughlin, Farshid Moussavi, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross and Bill Woodrow 

Press Release



Information for Architects


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 of Entry

Instructions for Entering Work

Exhibition Schedule 2022

Video Tutorial: How To Photograph Your Work

How to Photograph Your Work

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VAT Information - International Artists

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