Open call for entries is from Friday 21st August until Monday 28 September 2020 at 1:00 pm


The Competition is open to all UK artists, over the age of 18 years old on 20th March 2020.


Members of the Society can enter up to 2 works for free.

Non-members can enter up to 2 works.

1st work – £12.50

2nd work – £10

Young artists (aged 18 – 25) may submit up to 2 works at £5 per work.


Online exhibits may be paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints or mixed media. Digital prints and collaborative artworks can be submitted (see rules and guidelines for further details). No photography or Giclée reproductions will be accepted.

Exhibits must be original, the artist’s unaided work.

Works must be for sale for a minimum of £100, with the exception of prints. There is no ceiling on sales prices.


In order to enter please go to online entry and complete the registration form where you will be asked to enter your details and pay for your submission. Please note that payment does NOT mean your application is complete – you will need to upload images of your work before the deadline in order to be considered.

If you have never used the site before you will be sent an email with login details. Please follow the instructions in the email. If you have entered before you will be asked to log in when using the registration form.

In order to complete your application you must upload an image of your work/works. If you have successfully registered you will be able to edit your entry via the online entry tab. Here you can upload the images and enter the details of your work. You are free to go back and make any changes up until the deadline. After this point your entry will be automatically entered and you will not be able to edit anything, so please make sure all details entered are accurate.


The final online selection, before the show goes live on the Victoria Art Gallery website, will be made by a representative panel of guests and Bath Society members.

The prize judges will be David Simon of David Simon Contemporary and Jessica Lloyd-Smith of Modern Art Buyer


Total non-member entries were 560 of which 234 were selected (members works selected 171).

Total non-member entries were 530 of which 198 were selected (members works selected 192)

Total non-member entries were 929 of which 219 were selected (members works selected 163)

The Society will aim to select a maximum of 400 entries for the online show with the Victoria Art Gallery.


Prizes include:

• Bath Society of Artists Prize (£1,500)
• BSA Runner up prize (£750)
• Bath Society of Artists Prize for a 3D work (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Young Artists Prize (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Painting Prize(£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Drawing Prize (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Print Prize (£250)
• Meltone Gallery Framing Prize – Gift voucher (£100)
• Pegasus Art Prize – Gift voucher (£100)
• Minerva Art Supplies Prize of £50 Gift Voucher
• St Cuthberts Mill – 25 sheets of Watercolour paper


This year’s exhibition will be entirely virtual and will be hosted on the Victoria Art Gallery’s website from Monday 2nd November 2020 until midnight on Sunday 3rd January 2021. Details of the Victoria Art Gallery’s online website to be confirmed nearer the time.


Online submission opensFriday 21st August 2020
Online submission deadlineMonday 28 September 2020 at 1:00 pm
Online access to entries closesFriday 9th October 2020
Artists notified of final selection resultsMonday 12th October 2020
Exhibition opensMonday 2nd November 2020

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