Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023 Announced

We’re delighted to announce that submissions for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023 are now open. With an impressive expert judging panel, two London exhibitions, a first prize of £6000 + £1000 Jackson’s art materials, plus 15 other awards, we’re ready for our biggest year yet.

The competition started in 2016 and has steadily grown, last year receiving nearly 9000 entries from 107 countries. We continue to be amazed by the diversity and standard of work entered, and look forward to seeing this year’s entries.

Find out details for this year’s competition below and bookmark this page for future reference.



Award and Prizes

Dates and Deadlines

Judging Panel







Awards and Prizes for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023

This year, we have taken your survey responses on board and created several new prizes, such as the Material Awards, Student Award, and Minds Eye Award.


Jackson’s Painting Prize

  • £6000
  • £1000 Jackson’s art materials
  • Filmed interview
  • 2024 Expert Judge
  • Exhibited at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
  • Exhibited at Bankside Gallery


Amateur Artist Award, Student Award and People’s Choice Award

  • £1000
  • £500 Jackson’s art materials
  • Eligible to exhibit at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
  • Eligible to exhibit at Bankside Gallery


4 Material Awards:

Oil Award

Acrylic Award

Watercolour Award

Dry Media Award

  • £500 Jackson’s art materials
  • Eligible to exhibit at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
  • Eligible to exhibit at Bankside Gallery


8 Subject Matter Awards:





Still Life


Scenes of Everyday Life

Mind’s Eye

  • £500 Jackson’s art materials
  • Eligible to exhibit at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
  • Eligible to exhibit at Bankside Gallery



Dates for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023

Submissions open: Thursday 1st December, 2022

Submissions close: Wednesday 1st March (5pm GMT)

Longlist announced & People’s Choice Award voting opens: Monday 20th March

Shortlist announced: Thursday 30th March

People’s Choice Award voting closes: Thursday 6th April (5pm GMT)

Material Awards Winners announced: 11th April

Subject Matter Winners announced: 12th April

People’s Choice, Amateur, and Student Winners announced: 13th April

Jackson’s Painting Prize Winner announced: 14th April

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead: 3rd – 7th May

Bankside Gallery: 24th – 30th July



Judges for Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023

Our panel of expert judges have been selected for their incredible contributions to the art world of today. Ranging from practising artists, critics, writers, and gallerists, each judge will bring a unique perspective to cultivate a varied selection of winners. Throughout December we will be publishing interviews with the judges to find out more about their work and what they will be looking for this year.

Kayoon Anderson: Figurative painter, Sky Portrait Artist of the Year Runner Up

Hugo Barclay: Director of the Affordable Art Fair UK.

Martin Gayford: Art Critic, curator, and author of books such as In Conversation with David Hockney and Spring Cannot be Cancelled

Lorena Levi: Portrait artist and winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022

Sahara Longe: Painter, represented by Timothy Taylor Gallery

Ellie Pennick: CEO and Founder of Guts Gallery



Exhibitions of Artworks from Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023

This year, we are exhibiting our winners at two exhibitions. Our first stop will see us return to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, which takes place between 3rd-7th May 2023. Later on, we take the winners and more of the shortlist in another exhibition at Bankside Gallery, from the 24th-30th July 2023. This will be the first year we are exhibiting at two shows, and our first independent venture.




Who can enter?

We accept 2D paintings and drawings. Artists of all ages, abilities, and stages of their career are welcome. We also accept international entries. You must have access to the original work you submit.

We are unable to accept 3D sculptural work, print, photography, or computer generated work.


How much does it cost to enter?

It costs £6 per artwork to enter. You can submit up to five artworks (Five artworks = £30). All entry fees go back into the running of the competition, including improving opportunities for winners.


How do I enter?

Find out more in our Guidelines and FAQs




How to Write an Artist Biography and Statement

Ways to Sign Your Paintings

A Step-by-Step Guide to Submitting Your Artwork to Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023

Read and watch interviews with past award winners from Jackson’s Painting Prize





Clare McNamara

As Blog Editor, Clare oversees content for the blog, manages the publishing schedule and contributes regularly with features, reviews and interviews. With a background in fine arts, her practices are illustration, graphic design, video and music.

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