Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Art Competition
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Description

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882 and is the only major British art society that promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard exclusively in oil paint. (From this year, work in acrylic is no longer accepted.)

The ROI Annual Exhibition features work by many exciting emerging painters alongside the work of more established names.

This year’s special theme is ‘EAT’ – for which The ROI Themed Painting Prize is on offer to the best interpretation. However the theme is optional, one aspect of a larger exhibition, to which oil paintings of all subjects are welcome.

Open to: Any artist aged 18 or over may enter, from anywhere in the world. 
Entry cost: There is a non-refundable submission fee of £20 per work, or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under. 
Deadline: 4th of October 2024 
Prize: Prizes & Awards
There are three new awards:
The Roger Remington Award
£4,000 for an outstanding painting
The Peter Wileman Award
£500 for an imaginative work
The Rosemary Brushes Award
For expressive brushwork, a voucher for £250 worth of Rosemary & Co Artist Brushes 
Plus other prizes:
Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award | First Prize
£1,000 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials for an artist aged 30 or under
Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award | Second Prize
£600 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials for an artist aged 30 or under
Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award | Third Prize
£400 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials for an artist aged 30 or under
The ROI Themed Painting Prize
£500 for the standout painting on the theme of ‘EAT’
The Stanley Grimm Prize
Two awards totalling £700 (first prize £400, second prize £300), to the painters whose works receive the most votes from visitors to the exhibition
The Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award
An award of £250 for an outstanding oil painter
The ROI Emerging Artist Prize
A prize of £250 and the opportunity to spend a day with one of the Institute’s members, for an artist aged 30 or under
The Small Painting Prize
An award of £250 for the best small painting on display (maximum dimension of 30.5 cm, excluding frame)
The Tony Merrick Memorial Prize
An award of £250 in memory of Tony Merrick ROI (1948-2018) 
Winsor & Newton Non-member Award
£150 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials
Art Academy London Award
A prize of a term’s worth of life drawing classes (worth £125) for an outstanding emerging painter
The Artist Magazine Award
The winning artist will be featured in a forthcoming issue of The Artist magazine, print and digital editions
The Dry Red Press Award
The winning work will be published as a greetings card by Dry Red Press in their ‘Prize Winners’ range
Frank Herring Easel Award
An award of a versatile easel
The Le Clerc Fowle Medal
In memory of Anne Le Clerc Fowle, presented annually for an outstanding group of paintings

Subscribe for updates on artists, exhibitions, and events in East London.

 

Artwork Enquiry