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A first prize of £20,000 and a solo exhibition is awarded for the best new work of figurative and representational art. 

Enter your work now to the tenth anniversary edition of the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize. 

A further prize of £10,000 is awarded by visitors to the exhibition, which takes place at Mall Galleries in central London from 31 January to 17 February 2018. Five Shortlisted Artists each receive £1,000

You are encouraged to submit fresh and topical paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, 3D works, sculpture maquettes, installations or reliefs. 

The competition is open to all artists aged 18 or over, living or practising in the UK or Continental Europe

A maximum of six works may be submitted

This year’s Selectors include Pippa Stockdale, Managing Director of The Fine Art Society, London; Jennifer McRae, award winning portrait artist; and Helen Pheby, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  The chairman of the panel is Lewis McNaught, Director of Mall Galleries.