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 2020? 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 £35 per work, which covers our administration costs. You can pay this online by credit or debit card.
3. Enter the details and upload images of your artwork
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 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 24 May at the latest. We will not accept any late submissions.
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Monday 13 September – Friday 1 October
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm and for one Saturday only on 2 October, 9am-4pm
David Adjaye, Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Yinka Shonibare, Bob and Roberta Smith, and Emma Stibbon
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.