Celebrating the beauty &
diversity of watercolour

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LILLIAS AUGUST
LOST CONNECTION

JAMES ALBON
THAT DAMN FOX

ALEX CHILVERS
CLISSOLD SERVE

The Sunday Times Watercolour competition is the UK’s most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting.
The competition brings together artists all across the UK and around the world, and at its heart celebrates and redefines the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. With approximately 100 works selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, and a touring exhibition of the shortlisted works, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

2020 COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

2 EXHIBITIONS & OVER £10,000+ PRIZES

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FIRST PRIZE: Mark Entwisle
Paper Bag

YOUNG ARTIST WINNER: Katherine Jackson
Martha Resting

SECOND PRIZE: Gideon Summerfield
The Eternal Evening

2020 exhibitor: Adrian Coleman
Jericho

THIRD PRIZE: Jennifer McRae
West End Summer

2020 exhibitor: Jack Haslam
Love Spoons

THE SUNDAY TIMES Watercolour Competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media.
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS FOR THE 2021 CALL FOR ENTRIES

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