The Ingram Prize

Art Competition
The Ingram Prize

The Ingram Prize is an annual purchase prize open to visual artists who are within five years of graduation from a UK-based art school.

Now in its ninth year, this leading prize for contemporary artists was established by The Ingram Collection to celebrate and support artists at the beginning of their professional careers. We recognise the vital importance of practical support in these early years, and through our Prize we offer opportunities to exhibit and sell work, a programme of continuing professional development, and the chance to develop both industry and peer-to-peer networks.

Eligible artists can submit up to two works in any media, with no restrictions on size. The Prize is free to enter.

Open to: – Artists must be over 18.
–  You must hold a formal practice-based qualification in the visual arts from a place of higher or further education (undergraduate or postgraduate level) within the UK. If you are unsure whether your programme of study is eligible, please get in touch. 
– You must have completed your course between 1 April 2019 and the closing date for 2024 submissions (2 September 2024).
Entry cost:  Free to enter
Deadline: 2nd of September 2024 
Prize: The Ingram Prize: three works will be selected and acquired for The Ingram Collection.
Founder’s Choice Award: one work will be selected by Chris Ingram and acquired for The Ingram Collection.
One Ingram Prize winner will be offered a solo exhibition at the Lightbox, the Art Fund Prize-winning gallery and museum in Woking, Surrey.
All finalists will be invited to apply for an artist residency in 2025, given in partnership with Hestercombe Gallery in Somerset.
All finalists will be invited to attend a programme of talks and seminars from industry professionals.

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