Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016


Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016 Call for Entries

Artists are invited to submit works for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016

Now open for entries, The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize welcomes outstanding creative examples of representational painting from both amateur and professional artists in the UK. Created in 2005 by The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and The Lynn Foundation, the open competition continues to champion the skill of draughtsmanship and figurative painting. The exhibition aims to reflect the wealth of talent from across the artistic spectrum.

Now in its eleventh year, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for artists in the country, offering total prize money of £30,000, including a First Prize of £15,000. The competition is particularly popular with young contemporary painters and art students; the Young Artist Award of £2,500 is a coveted prize that aims to promote the tradition of painting and support fresh new talent, and is eligible to artists who are 25 or under. For the second year running, the competition is also offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000 which will be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure. Five Runner Up Prizes of £1,500 each are also awarded.

The judges for the 2015 competition include: Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC, Artist; James Lloyd, Artist; Sam Wadsworth, Artist; Andrew Wilton, Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain.

The competition is open to all UK based artists over 18. Artists are invited to submit up to four works online at: Entry is £15 per work, £8 per work for students. Approximately 100 works will be selected for an exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, from 7-13 March 2016. The exhibition will then tour to Guildford House Gallery in June.

Deadline for entry: 16 December 2015, by 5pm
For further details and to enter online:

For general enquiries please contact the competition organisers,

Parker Harris:
Tel. 01372 462 190

Twitter: #LPSPrize @ParkerHarrisCo


The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers

Formed in 1502 by the amalgamation of companies in existence before 1283, the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers is actively engaged in supporting the art and craft of painting. With a strong commitment to fine art, the Worshipful Company of Painter- Stainers is delighted to sponsor this annual prize in conjunction with the Lynn Foundation.

The Lynn Foundation

The Lynn Foundation is a charity devoted to children, the disabled, music and the arts. Its contribution is the prize money totalling £25,000 and an engraved gold medal for the winner of the First Prize.

Brian Botting

Master of the Painter-Stainers Company from 2003-4, Brian Botting, kindly bequeathed a £5,000 annual prize to be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure.

For further details please contact Rachel Coombes at Parker Harris: / 01372 462190

Here is a link to the LPS PRIZE 2015 EXHIBITION:

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