Annual Exhibition Exhibiting Artist by Year Prizes

135th ANNUAL EXHIBITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non-members of merit. Now in its 135th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Ireland arts calendar attracting over 81,000 visitors in 2015.

This year's Annual Exhibition will be held at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from 14th October 2016 to 8th January 2017 and will once again be sponsored generously by KPMG, the leading Accounting and Professional Advisory Firm. The exhibition will showcase original works across the disciplines of the visual arts by emerging and established artists. Over £7,000 in prize money will be awarded to exhibiting artists of merit. Independent adjudicator CHRISTOPHER LE BRUN PRA, will select recipients of the Academy's gold, silver and bronze medal prizes. All other prizes will be awarded by the prize sponsors.

Entry to the exhibition includes an online short-listing process. Artists can enter a maximum of 3 works in any medium, by midnight on Wednesday 15th June 2016 (GMT+1). Submitted work must be for sale, with the exception of one portrait piece per artist. Notification of the short-listing process will be circulated by 25th July. Artists whose work has been shortlisted will be invited to deliver their piece(s) to the Academy on 7th August. These works will be reviewed by the SELECTION PANEL and results circulated by 19th August (please note that short-listing does not guarantee final selection).

Before entering the exhibition please read the 'CONDITIONS OF ENTRY' carefully.

HOW TO ENTER

STEP 1 - COMPLETE THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM AND UPLOAD AN IMAGE OF YOUR WORK

Fill in your contact details on the entry form below. If you are submitting a film-based/video work, click 'Yes' (entry instructions will appear); otherwise click 'No'. To ensure the correct entry fees are applied to your submission click 'Yes' or 'No' under 'I am a student'. Following this step, you will be asked how many works you are submitting to the exhibition. On answering this question, fields pertaining to the details of your work will appear (i.e. title, medium and selling price).

To upload a digital image of your work, click on the 'Browse' button and select your file (see IMAGE GUIDELINES).

Before moving on to the next step, review the details of your entry. When you click 'submit' a thumbnail image of your artwork will appear. If you are happy to proceed click the 'confirm' button and you will be directed to the payment section of the site.

STEP 2 - PAYMENT

Payment of entry fees can be made by debit or credit card. Fees are £15 per artwork for the first two works and £10 for the third work entered. Students are offered a reduced rate of £10 for the first two works entered and £7.50 for the third work. Your student number must appear on your online entry form for this reduction to apply.

STEP 3 - CONFIRMATION

Following payment, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a copy of your completed entry form.

HELP!

If you need help and assistance during your application process, please call +44 (0)28 90320819 or email info@royalulsteracademy.org

We recommend that you also view our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.


  • I am a student *
  • How many works are you submitting? *
  • Submission 1

    At this time, film-based/video works cannot be uploaded to the Academy's website. Complete the online entry form as normal except in the 'unframed dimensions' field please enter the length of your work. All film-based/video works should be posted to the Academy (River House, 48 High St, Belfast, BT1 2BE) on a DVD or sent via Hightail/WeTransfer by Monday 20th June 2016. Entries must be in a QuickTime file format (.mov).
  • I'm entering video *
  • Submission 2

    At this time, film-based/video works cannot be uploaded to the Academy's website. Complete the online entry form as normal except in the 'unframed dimensions' field please enter the length of your work. All film-based/video works should be posted to the Academy (River House, 48 High St, Belfast, BT1 2BE) on a DVD or sent via Hightail/WeTransfer by Monday 20th June 2016. Entries must be in a QuickTime file format (.mov).
  • I'm entering video *
  • Submission 3

    At this time, film-based/video works cannot be uploaded to the Academy's website. Complete the online entry form as normal except in the 'unframed dimensions' field please enter the length of your work. All film-based/video works should be posted to the Academy (River House, 48 High St, Belfast, BT1 2BE) on a DVD or sent via Hightail/WeTransfer by Monday 20th June 2016. Entries must be in a QuickTime file format (.mov).
  • I'm entering video *
  • I am 35 or under on the submission closing date of 15th June 2016 (Young Artist Award eligibility) *
  • I agree to have my email address listed in the exhibition catalogue under 'Artist's Contact Details'*
  • Conditions of Entry *