painting by Annie Williams

Painting by last year's winner, Annie Williams, 'Still Life with a Small Spanish Bowl'

Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious watercolour competition in the UK. Hugely popular with artists, gallery visitors and readers of The Sunday Times, the competition aims to celebrate and reward excellence and originality in the medium of watercolour.

Painting by Karen Bowers

Karen Bowers, 'Fragmented Hill', watercolour

Entry is through an online entry process.  Entry fee is £15 per work.  Artists may enter up to 4 works only.

The closing deadline for online submission is 5pm, 25 June 2018. The panel of judges will initially review entries through a digital submission process. Following this, a maximum of 250 shortlisted artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on 13 July 2018, from 10 – 4pm and 14 July 2018, from 10 – 5pm, to the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, for final judging.

The Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition takes place  at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 18-13 September 2018, followed by a UK Tour September to February 2019 (dates tbc).

The judges will be looking for work that makes the most imaginative or otherwise impressive use of a water-based medium. Only works shortlisted from the initial digital submission will be received for final judging.  More information and entry see link below.