THE SUNDAY TIMES WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION
Now in its 27th 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.
The 2014 Judges
The 2014 Exhibition & Tour
Key Dates 2014
The Sunday Times
has been a loyal sponsor of this prestigious exhibition since its inception 27 years ago.
Smith & Williamson
is a leading, award-winning provider of investment management, accounting, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices and non-profit organisations. With 11 principal offices in the UK and Ireland, around 1,500 people and an international capacity in over 100 countries, our aim is to provide an innovative global service.
We are delighted to support The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and to sponsor specifically the Cityscape Prize. We wish all entrants good luck.
The panel of judges will initially review entries through a digital submission process. Closing deadline for online submission is 5pm, Monday 2 June 2014
. Following this, approximately 250 shortlisted artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on Wednesday 18 June 2014, from 10 - 5pm, to the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, for final judging.
Only works shortlisted from the initial digital submission will be received for final judging. These works will only be accepted at the submission point with fully completed entry forms and labels, which will be emailed to artists following the initial selection. Please note that notification of all results will be sent by email only.
The judges will be looking for work that makes the most imaginative or otherwise impressive use of a water based medium. The judges decision will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The 2014 judges are:
Sarah Armstrong Jones Artist
Desmond Shawe-Taylor CVO Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures
Ben Ravenscroft Artist
Louis Wise Critic & Writer, The Sunday Times
The following prizes will be awarded during the exhibition. They will also be announced in The Sunday Times Magazine and on The Sunday Times website:
Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize
THE 2014 EXHIBITION & TOUR
Approximately 100 works will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London. During the exhibition there will be a series of FREE workshops and demonstrations by past and current exhibitors.
15 - 20 September 2014
The Mall, London, SW1
Open 10am-5pm daily, free entry
For the sixth year running, Smith & Williamson are generously supporting a tour, whereby a selection of the 2014 exhibition will be shown in their offices throughout the UK from September 2014 to January 2015.
KEY DATES 2014
- Deadline for online entries, by 5pm
- Results of initial entry emailed to artists by this date
- Shortlisted artists submit works to FBA
- Results of second round judging emailed to artists by this date
- Unaccepted short listed works available for collection at FBA, 10am-5pm
- Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 10am-5pm
October 2014 – January 2015
- Exhibition tour