£20,000 Figurative Art Prize

By June 22nd, 2017 Competitions

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is open for entries of figurative & representational art for a £20,000 top prize & London solo show…

Your chance to win one of the biggest art prizes of the year

Outside of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award you won’t find many bigger UK art prizes that any practicing can win. A cool £20,000 awaits the winner of this year’s Columbia Threadneedle Prize along with a London solo show. A further prize of £10,000 is awarded by visitors to the exhibition, which takes place at Mall Galleries in central London from 31st of January to 17th February 2018. Five Shortlisted Artists will each receive £1,000.

How to enter

The tenth anniversary of the Columbia Threadneedle Prize is geared towards artists making figurative & representational art. Entrants are encouraged to submit fresh and topical paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, 3D works, sculpture maquettes, installations or reliefs.

As long as you’re over 18 and based in the UK or Continental Europe then you can enter up to 6 works with an entry fee of £15 per work. You can enter online between Monday 19 June and Friday 22 September 2017, 12 noon. A pre-selection of these online entries will be invited into Mall Galleries, London, for final selection. Check here on Friday 29 September from 12 noon to see if your work has been pre-selected.

Previous winner

23 year old Lewis Hazelwood Horner won the top figurative art prize in 2016 for his oil painting of craftsmen at work. Created during a two year residency at bespoke manufacturer’s of umbrellas and walking sticks, James Smith & Sons, London.

Lewis Hazelwood Horner - Salt In Tea, Figurative Art Prize

Lewis Hazelwood Horner – Salt In Tea

2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize Winner. © Lewis Hazelwood Horner.

Watch a video of Lewis at work and discussing the process of making the painting in this video by Daniel Tuerner.

All that hard work paid off handsomely at the 2016 awards ceremony:

View more past entries to at the Columbia Threadneedle Prize Archives.

Good luck and check out or Art Competitions page for more art prizes.

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