One week left to submit your entries!

Kathryn Maple, Fat Boy's Diner

Fat Boy’s Diner by Kathryn Maple, 2014 First Prize Winner

Watercolour artists have one week left to submit their entries for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015.

Now in its 28th year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK to reward brilliance and innovation in the medium of watercolour. It provides an opportunity for artists across the UK to redefine and celebrate the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media, whether through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional painting. It offers a generous total prize fund of £17,500, including a First Prize of £10,000, Second Prize of £6,000, and the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize of £1,500.

Approximately one hundred works, which reflect the true breadth of the medium, will be selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world. The 2015 judging panel includes:

  • Sara Dudman, artist
  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor LVO, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures
  • Josh Spero, Editor, Spear’s Magazine; Art Critic, Tatler, and author
  • Lucy Willis, artist
  • Louis Wise, Critic and Writer, The Sunday Times

The shortlisted works will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London from 14 – 19th September 2015, followed by The Smith & Williamson Tour to venues across the UK, including Castle Fine Art, Birmingham and Guildford House Gallery, Guildford. Artists are invited to submit up to four works for online entry by 5pm, 15th June 2015. Entry is £15 per work. Full details can be viewed online at

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 5pm, 15 June 2015


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