The annual international art competition titled RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2019 recenty announced by the Royal Watercolour Society, every year aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, spanning work on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and watercolour mixed media.
• A maximum of 6 paintings can be submitted. All submitted works must have been created within the last four years of submission and must be the original work of the artist. Paintings must not exceed 100cm x 100cm when framed.
• All paintings in water-based media, including watercolour, pen and ink, acrylic and gouache are eligible, regardless of style or subject matter, as long as they are painted on paper.
The judges are looking for pieces that push at the boundaries of watercolour, promote water-based media at its most accomplished and ask audiences to see the medium in a new and contemporary light.
The copyright of all works remains vested in the artist.
Successful entrants will be notified promptly after the judging to allow them to frame and deliver their original paintings for an exhibition taking place at Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern, in the heart of London’s cultural quarter.
There is an entry fee of 15 GBP per painting. Students in full time higher education can submit up to 6 works for 5 GBP per entry. Watercolour Artist Friends can submit for free.
Who can participate? ⇣
The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2019 is open to all artists worldwide except RWS Members. Any artist (providing they are not a member of the RWS) working with water-based media can apply. Applicants must be aged 18 or over on Monday 8 October 2018.