ING Discerning Eye 2018: Call For Entries


Artists are invited to submit up to six works in a variety of media: painting, print, sculptures, drawing and photography are all accepted. These works must be for sale, and should not exceed 20” (50 cm) in their largest dimension. Initial entry is by optional online registration, though artists who prefer not to register online beforehand may still enter and hand in their works at a regional submission point. The Prizes on offer this year include the ING Purchase Prize (£5000); the Discerning Eye Founder’s Purchase Prize in honour of Michael Reynolds (£2500); the Discerning Eye Chairman’s Purchase Prize (£1000); the Meynell Fenton Prize (£1000); the Wright Purchase Prize (£500); the Humphreys Purchase Prize (£750); the Discerning Eye Sculpture and 3D Work Prize (£250); the St Cuthberts Mill Award (paper to the value of £200); and eight Regional Prizes (each worth £250).

Pre-registered submission fees: London £12 per work, Regional Submission: £20 per work (inclusive of transport fee)
Works not pre-registered online submission fees: London £15 per work, Regional Submission: £23 per work (inclusive of transport fee)


Expires: August 28, 2018

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