The RSMA seeks submissions of art inspired by the sea and marine environment, including harbours and shorelines, traditional craft and contemporary shipping, creeks, beaches, wildlife – in short, anything that involves tidal water.

Eligibility: Any artist over 18 may submit. Subject matter must be essentially marine in nature, relating in some way to tidal waters of the world; topographical, historical, still life, and figure painting are all welcomed. Acceptable media: Oil, acrylic, watercolour, original prints of any media, mixed media, drawings, pastels, or sculpture.

What you get: Exhibition, along with the chance to win one of the many established prizes and awards – Baltic Exchange Award (£2,000 value); The Charles Pears Award (value £500); The Kenneth Denton Award: (value £500); The Murray’s Commercial Fishing Award (First Prize £500, Second Prize £100); The RSMA Award for the Best Small Painting (value £300); The RSMA New Generation Award (value £250); The Topbond Marine Award (value £250); The Winsor & Newton Oil Prize (value £250 worth of Winsor & Newton art materials for a notable oil painting); The Artist Magazine Award; The Classic Boat Award.

Submission fee: £20 per work / £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under. Maximum of six works submitted, maximum of four works selected.


Deadline: 09/07/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

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