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The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2013

The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition is an annual competition that aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, spanning work on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and watercolour mixed media.

Artists may enter up to three works which, if selected, are exhibited at Bankside Gallery in London, the home of the Royal Watercolour Society. The upcoming exhibition is scheduled for 22 February through 3 March, 2013.

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition – Encourage Innovation and Experimentation in Watercolour Painting

The RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition is open to non-Members of the Royal Watercolour Society. Any artist (providing they are not a member of the RWS) working with water-based media can apply.

International applications are welcome, but applicants must be aware that if their work is chosen for exhibition they will need to arrange a courier, as works will not be accepted by post.

A list of selected paintings will be published on the RWS website on Friday 25th  January 2013.

Successful entrants will be notified promptly after the judging to allow them to frame and deliver their original paintings for an exhibition taking place at Bankside Gallery between 22nd  February and 3rd March 2013.

An application pack with further information is available on the official website, so make sure you visit it.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is £14 per picture. Students on full-time art degrees are eligible for free entry.