RBA Annual Exhibition 2021

Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of British Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2021.

The Royal Society of British Artists invites painters, sculptors and printmakers to submit their work for consideration to be shown in the Society’s Annual Exhibition 2021. As well as skill and draughtsmanship, they will be looking for originality and creativity.

The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, worth over £5,000, open to all participating artists (see ‘Prizes & Awards’ below).

The exhibition presents the opportunity to exhibit your work at a prestigious London gallery alongside well-established artists and have your work seen by thousands of visitors, including buyers and collectors.


To make the process of submitting and selecting work simpler and safer, the Society will select works for exhibition from online only this year.

Selectors will make an assessment of each work based on the digital images supplied, following which selected artists will be asked to deliver their accepted work to Mall Galleries for exhibition.

How to Submit

For a full list of conditions, and details of how to submit, click on the link below. 

Awards & Prizes

The following is a list of prizes awarded by the RBA. The list of winners will be published after our annual exhibitions. 

The Whistler Award

A medal, £500, and a double page spread in the exhibition catalogue

The de Laszlo Foundation Prize

The de Laszlo Medal for Excellence and £1,500 awarded to an artist aged 35 or under for the best work from life

The Artist Magazine Award

The winner will be featured in The Artist magazine

The Arts Society Star Student Award

Art shop vouchers to the value of £100

RBA President’s Star Student Award


Nathan David Award for Sculpture


The Davison Award for Oil Painting


The Dry Red Press Award

Work published as a greeting card

Frinton Frames Award

£200 of picture framing at Frinton Frames

Hahnemühle Fine Art UK Award

A prize of £250 worth of artist paper

The Michael Harding Awards

Two prizes of £500 worth of art materials

The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize

A prize of £250 for draughtsmanship, variety and exploration

The Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize


The Winsor & Newton Painting Award

Art materials to the value of £500

The Ronald Morgan Memorial Award


The Stuart Southall Print Prize


The Patron’s Prize


The Surgeon’s Prize


The John Lynn Commemorative Award for a Young Artist


The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award


The Marianne von Werther Memorial Award

The Rome Scholarship for a young artist

Special Thanks to our Patron

Patron of the Royal Society of British Artists Mr Shao Wei

Mr Shao was born in Shandong Province, China. He studied Philosophy at Beijing University and Music Theory at the Central Academy of Music. He is a collector and promoter of Chinese and Western Art.

Artwork Enquiry

Annual Exhibition 2021