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2017 Art Competition CLOSED

The Competition Competition Judges
The winner will receive £1000, Very Highly Commended will receive £300 and Special prize is £200. Three additional judge's favourites will also get special published reviews. All winners get life membership worth £300.00

To enter artwork into the competition please join this web site and then you can either :-

  • Pay £15 for each item of art entered.

  • - or -

  • Pay £30.00 per annum and have free entry into the competition. You will also get one years Professional Membership of BWA.

What you need to do :-

  1. Payment is by PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can create one here.

  2. Enter between 1 and 10 items of artwork in JPEG format (Click 'Upload Work'). Up to 3 photos of each item.

  3. Write a short description about your work, the materials that you used, the dimensions and why you did it in 300 words or less in the description box (Click 'Gallery', click your artwork, click 'Edit'). Also include a bit about yourself.

  4. Click 'Competition', 'Enter your artwork' and select artwork previously uploaded onto this site .

We will be accepting competition entries until 22:00 on Apr 21st.

All winners will be invited to an exclusive dinner in Soho (London) to provide a chance to meet up with the judges and directors of BWA

We at British Women Artists are delighted to give you the opportunity to enter this years competition which will give you the chance to win £1000 and will provide your work the exposure and debate that it deserves from judges who are established in different areas of the arts:-

 Hermione Wiltshire Hermione Wiltshire, born in London, was the Momart Fellow at the Tate Gallery Liverpool resulting in an exhibition at the Tate gallery Liverpool called 'Elective Affinities' as well as a scholar at the British School of Rome and the recipient of many awards including G.L.A., Arts Council and a major award from The Arts Foundation. Her work is in many major national and international collections including the Arts Council, the Walker Arts collection, the MAK and Weltkunst Collection.

Her practice is Photographic, sculptural, architectural and performance based. Subjects addressed in her work are gender, politics of representation, radical feminist theory, Modernism, public space, the status of the photographic image, psychoanalysis, dance, performance and music. Her current research interests are the maternal function and creative practice in relation to Modernism, Expanded Photography and the Physical Image. She has taught at numerous art schools nationally and internationally including Istanbul, Turkey and Italy and is currently a senior lecturer at the RCA, school of Fine art, Photography programme where she is also a fellow. Hermione Wiltshire / Wikipedia

 Aretha Campbell Aretha Campbell, has over 10 years experience working within the international art world, she has an in-depth knowledge of contemporary art. Aretha has developed a wealth of curatorial experience having organised numerous exhibitions and cultural events for both private clients and galleries, which have featured in Sunday Times, Culture, The Independent, Time Out, Purple, Vogue, The Huffington Post and ID Magazine. Having founded project space Coldharbour London and her own Art advisory Aretha Campbell Fine Art.

She is currently the curator for Rook & Raven Gallery and Evelyn Yard.

 Marie Jacotey Marie Jacotey, born in France, is now living and working in London. She was Ceri Hand judge's favourite last year and has been invited to be a judge for this year's competition. She graduated from the RCA in 2013, and the ENSAD in Paris in 2011. She had her first solo-show Dolly in London in November 2014 at Hannah Barry Gallery, who represents her, simultaneously as being part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the Salon de Montrouge selection that year. Over the course of 2015, her work was featured, in diverse magazines/TV interviews, and in various solo and group shows in London, Paris, New York and Ghent, including alongside the works of established artists such as Paula Rego and Eileen Cooper.

Her first artist book was released and launched at her second solo exhibition at Hannah Barry Gallery last September.

Her work can currently be seen in a solo display at Francis Carrette Galerie in Brussels, and as part of three group shows: at Hannah Barry Gallery and at Union Studios in London and at Chabah Yelmani Gallery in Brussel.


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