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SAA Artists of the Year 2021

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SAA Artists of the Year 2021 Competition

The SAA Artists of the Year 2021 is organised by the SAA. The SAA stands for the Society for All Artists and encourages all levels of artists from novices, through to professional artists. Each year the SAA holds the Artists of the Year Competition.

The Competition is open to all for submissions, including non-members of the SAA. There is no age restrictions.

The Competition is free to enter and entries can be submitted online.

The Deadline for Entries is Midnight on 31st July 2021.

In previous years the Artists of the Year exhibition has been hosted at the Art Materials Live show at the NED, Birmingham, UK. The SAA aim to hold this years exhibition at a more prestigious venue. If this isn’t possible due to reasons beyond their control, a digital exhibition will be arranged to showcase the winning entries.

How to Enter

Artists need a digital image file of their artwork for the SAA Artists of the Year 2021. Then artists must upload their images online via the website. The panel of judges include, Neil Buchanan, Lachlan Goudie and Fraser Scarfe.

Full competition rules can be found here

As previously stated entry is free and there is no limit on your number of entries. The artwork must be your own work and have been painted within the last two years. Artists must determine their own status level for entry i.e junior, beginner or professional.

Also note that if you are lucky enough to have a winning entry, your original artwork must be available from September 2021 to November 20021 for the purposes of the exhibition.

previous winner SAA Artists of the Year 2021 competitionBear in mind you’ll need a very good quality digital image of your artwork. The judges will be viewing your digital image file of your art. Your original artwork will be needed if you are successful.

You will receive notification if your entry has been successful by 13th September 2021.

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Entry Levels

There are five entry levels :-

Junior (16 and Under)

Young (17-25)


There will also be a Members’ Choice Award


There will be six categories :-

Portrait or Figures
Abstract or Experimental Art
Still Life
Flowers or Garden
Animal or Wildlife
Landscape, City scene or Waterscape

The Awards

In each of the SAA Artists of the Year 2021 competition levels there will be three winners :- Overall winner, Runner-Up and Highly commended.

There are various prizes available, including free SAA membership, SAA vouchers, feature in a magazine and being part of the Artist of the Year exhibition. For a full list of prizes see here.

To find out more information and how to submit your images, visit SAA The Artists of the Year 2021


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