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Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022

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The Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 is now open for artists to enter. The top prize is £6000 and it is only £5 to enter. The prize was created to champion exceptional artworks made by international artists at all points in their careers, with tailored prizes that aim to give successful applicants the exposure and resources to support them in their practice.

We provide you with an overview of the painting prize, how to enter, important dates, eligibility and information on a few things you need to be aware of. There are some great prizes to be won and Jackson’s has such a large selection of art materials to choose from, if you’re lucky enough to win Jackson’s vouchers.

Deadline for Submissions is 1st March 2022, 5pm. (GMT)


Abstract flower painting by Miranda Boulton - After Rachel Overall winner 2021 Jackson's Painting Prize

©Miranda Boulton ‘After Rachel’ Overall Winner 2021

How to Enter
  • £5 Entry fee
  • Enter up to 5 artworks
  • Open to artists all over the world
  • All ages and abilities
  • 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting or drawing media
Important Dates

23 Mar 2022 – Longlist Announced & Peoples choice voting opens
30 Mar 2022 – Shortlist Announced
05 Apr 2022 Midday – Peoples Choice Award Voting Closes
06 Apr 2022 – Peoples Choice Award Winner Announced
06 Apr 2022 – Amateur Artist Award Winner Announced
07 Apr 2022 – Outstanding Watercolour Award Winner Announced
08 Apr 2022 – Category Award Winners Announced
11 Apr 2022 – Emerging Artist Award Announced
13 Apr 2022 – Jacksons Painting Prize 2022 Winner Announced

How to Enter Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022
  • You can register to enter Jackson’s Painting Prize by clicking here.
    Please note: You cannot login using your customer profile for the Jackson’s Art Supplies online shop. You must create a separate user profile for the competition.
  • The maximum file size is 3MB. Images of artwork must be at least 1000px wide (with a resolution of at least 72px per inch).
  • Please ensure that your image is the correct way up before submitting.
  • Artwork with a copyright stamp or watermark on it will not be accepted.
  • The image of the artwork should be a clear, high quality photograph which must not show any unnecessary or irrelevant content, such as frames, mounts, walls, tables or any other kind of background.
  • The image should be an accurate representation of the art work, taken in bright natural light, as well as being of a high resolution for reproduction online.
  • The entry form will also ask for the following information for each artwork:
    – A category for your artwork to be entered into.
    – Title of the artwork.
    – An image of your artwork. (max 3MB – jpg, jpeg, tif, png).
    – Mediums used to make the artwork.
    – Dimensions of the artwork.
    – Year artwork was made.
    – Artist Statement (max 200 words)
    – Artist Biography (max 180 words)
    – Your website (optional)
flower artwork by Megan Seiter - Revival still life winner 2021 Jackson's Painting Prize

©Megan Seiter ‘Revival’ Still Life/ Botanical Winner 2021

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CATEGORIES for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022
  • Animal
  • Portrait / Figure
  • Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape
  • Still Life / Botanical
  • Abstract / Non-representational
  • Scenes of Everyday Life
dog painting by Lena Rivo - Sleeping Sasha - Animal category winner 2021 Jackson's Painting Prize

©Lena Rivo ‘Sleeping Sasha’ Animal Winner 2021

JUDGES of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022

There are six judge, who are leading figures in the contemporary art world. Each judge will bring a unique perspective and opinion to the judging, which will cultivate a varied selection of work that showcases the very best of the entrants.

CURTIS HOLDER – artist Winner of 2020 Sky Portrait Artist
MARCELLE HANSELAAR – Artist, Painter and Printmaker
MIRANDA BOULTON – Artist & winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021
JENNIFER CONNER – Regional Managing Director, Affordable Art Fair, and Art Advisor, After Nyne Contemporary




Jacksons will be returning to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead (4 – 8 May, 2022 social distancing restrictions permitting) to exhibit selected works from the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 UK based finalists. Founded by Will Ramsay in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair provides an accessible alternative to the traditional gallery scene due to its huge audience and strict price ceiling of £6,000. Collaborating with Affordable Art Fair Hampstead offers the perfect platform to showcase shortlisted entries and prize winners. This year Jennifer Conner, the Regional Managing Director of the Affordable Art Fair UK, is one of the judges in the Jackson’s Painting Prize.

Not sure about entering, then see our Blog ‘Should you enter Art Competitions’ We provide information on what’s involved, what you need to think about and the pros and cons of art competitions.

Indoor scene painting of children and cats by Jessica Alazraki 'Cats and Kids on yellow' Emerging Artist Winner 2021 Jackson's Painting Prize

©Jessica Alazraki ‘Cats and Kids on Yellow’ Emerging Artist Award Winner 2021

What you need to be aware of
  • Printmaking, pure photography, computer generated or manipulated artwork and 3D sculptural works are not eligible for selection.
  • Artworks for the competition must be submitted by the artist who created it.
  • All work must be your own intellectual property. This means they will not accept artworks that directly copy other people’s work (this does not include artistic interpretations) or works that are made from a tutorial.
  • They are not accepting entries that have previously won a major competition or that have been extensively exhibited in any established galleries.
  • Jackson’s Art Supplies may ask for artworks to be sent for further inspection and consideration before or outside of longlist / shortlist / prize winning selection. The winning work must be available for viewing.
  • If you are invited to send your work to be considered for the finalist exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, you need to send the artwork ready to be hung. It needs to be mounted, framed and complete for presentation.
  • The Affordable Art Fair team make the final selection for the exhibition. So being shortlisted does not guarantee your work will be part of the exhibition.

See terms and Conditions and FAQs for more Information






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