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Call for Entries: John Moores Painting Prize 2012

Artists can now register for the John Moores Painting Prize 2012. The John Moores Painting Prize is an open submission competition available to all UK based artists working with paint. The 2012 prize promises to be more dynamic than ever with a judging panel that consists of practicing artists, critics, curators and cultural commentators.

First held in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s best-known painting competition and is named after Sir John Moores (1896 – 1993), the founder of the prize.

The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, which forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial.

New or Recent Paintings from UK Based Artists

Entries have to be original, new or recent paintings within a set size, designed to hang on walls, by the artist who lives, or is based, in the United Kingdom.

Full conditions of entry are available on the official website.

The First Prize is Fantastic £25,000!

A first prize of £25,000 will be awarded along with four further prizes, each of £2,500. In addition, the winner of the popular Visitors’ Choice prize of £2,012, will be announced towards the close of the exhibition.

Eligibility and Regulations

  • The prize is open to all painters working in the UK.
  • Works are judged anonymously from an open submission by the jury, who also award the main prizes. It is a democratic selection based entirely on the merits of the work.

How to Enter John Moores Painting Prize 2012?

Register for the John Moores Painting Prize 2012 online, through the National Museums Liverpool website.

Entry Fee

The competition is £25 to enter.