Artists & Illustrators: Artist of the Year 2017 16 Aug

Enter the ninth annual competition for the chance to win gallery representation and £10,000 worth of prizes.

Now in its ninth year, the annual Artists of the Year competition gives readers of Artists & Illustrators the chance to gain national exposure for their art. The overall winner will take home £1,000 cash and also receive gallery representation from London’s Thackeray Gallery.


This year they also have £9,000 worth of extra prizes up for grabs (with more to be announced), giving you dozens of chances to win. All 50 shortlisted artworks will also be displayed at a special Artists of the Year exhibition held at Mall Galleries, London SW1, from 23-28 January 2017.

How to Enter

Take a digital photo of your artwork(s) then click on the relevant button below to take you to your entry form. Enter your details, taking care to fill in all requested fields. Attach your artworks (up to nine per form) and complete your payment information, entry is £5 per artwork, unless you are a member of Portfolio Plus – if so, entry is free! Select the ‘Submit’ button to send us your entries. Submissions close by midday on 3 November 2017.


A shortlist of artworks will be drawn up by their panel of judges, Sarah Macdonald-Brown and Beaty Thalmann of Thackeray Gallery and Artists & Illustrators editor Katie McCabe. Readers will have the chance to vote for shortlisted works on the Artists & Illustrators website.

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