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Submissions for 2020 are now closed


This annual competition aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in all water-based media and provides a prestigious platform for both established and emerging artists. Successful entries are exhibited at Bankside Gallery, located next to Tate Modern.




Kristian Day, Independent Gallerist & Curator
Tim Sayer, Journalist & Art Collector
Jill Leman, RWS President
Jim Hunter, RWS Junior Vice President
June Berry, RWS Member






Dates for your diary

Tuesday 1 October 2019 Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2020 opens for entries
11.59pm Monday 13 January 2020 Deadline to enter the Contemporary Watercolour Competition
Thursday 23 January 2020 Successful entrants will be contacted via email
Friday 6 March 2020 Contemporary Watercolour Competition exhibition opens at Bankside Gallery
Wednesday 18 March 2020 Contemporary Watercolour Competition exhibition closes