Artist Info

What to submit

What our 2013 Selectors said:

“For me, the most powerful art always seems to be the result of an artist’s unbounded desire to breathe new life into their material and subject-matter.” (Barnaby Wright)

 “… some will be seen as strange choices, but hopefully all will have a powerful sense of their own identity, a palpable sense of the intentions of the artist fully realised…” (Paul Benney)

 “Artwork that skilfully and imaginatively articulates interesting ideas, thoughts and feelings about what it is to be alive…” (Tim Shaw)

 “Abstract art can be about itself but figurative art, for me, needs some sort of meaning.  A visual description of reality is not enough,and neither is a simple illustration of a conceptual idea.” (Laura Gascoigne)


The Threadneedle Prize promotes excellence in figurative and representational art.  Strong, fresh and topical observations on the contemporary world, created using a variety of different mediums, styles and approaches are all welcome.  Our selectors will pay special attention to the quality and finish of each submitted work.

You can submit paintings, drawings and original prints. Artists are encouraged to submit fresh and intriguing works that are strong and topical observations on the world around us.

You may submit up to FIVE works, completed since 1 January 2013. Works must NOT have been entered and selected for any other prize or competition in the UK or Continental Europe (works entered but not selected are still eligible).


All entries must be for sale.


Work should not exceed 2.4m in its longest dimension.  Our regional collection service may not accept works larger than 2m squared.  Please call in advance to check space availability.





Key Dates

Open for Submission: 19 June



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