Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2014

     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  January 29, 2014  (expired!)
     Contest's Website:  [link]

    The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draftsmanship.

    The range and quality of artists entering and exhibiting in the exhibition have grown each year and its reputation amongst artists is outstanding.

    Only original, two-dimensional works in any painting or drawing media, that have been completed in the last three years, and that have not been previously exhibited, are eligible. All works must be for sale, except commissioned portraits.

    Artists may submit up to four works. Works of art submitted must not exceed 72 inches (183 cms) in their largest dimension including frame. Works on paper must be framed. No metal or plastic frames will be accepted for judging. Works submitted must be available for exhibition.

    Standard entry fee is £15 per work, student entry fee is £5.


    The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is open to living artists over the age of 18 who are born or currently resident in the UK.


    With a total prize money of £25,000 (approx. 40,000 USD) the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists in the UK.

    First Prize: £15,000
    5 Runner-Up Prizes each at: £1,500
    Young Artist Award: £2,500

    The Young Artist Award is for an artist who is 25 years of age or under.

    During a reception at the exhibition in London the winners are awarded their prizes and the first prize-winner is also awarded a specially designed and engraved gold medal.