Applications for the fifth edition of the Young Masters Art Prize are now open!


We’re looking for artists who show originality, skill and imagination in response to the art of the past. You can interpret this as widely as you like. You will have the chance to explain your interpretation in your artist statement.

Important information

Deadline: 30th June 2019 at midnight BST.

Fee: £35 (+VAT if applicable) to apply with 4 artworks. 

Shortlisted artists will be announced in July 2019.

Shortlisted artists will need to deliver work to London between 9-26 September 2019.

The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London from 30 September to 5 October at La Galleria, Pall Mall. 

The winners will be announced at a prestigious presentation event on 1 October 2019.


Young Masters Art Prize: 

• A Winner’s Prize of £1,500

• Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)

Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics prize: 

• A Winner’s Prize of £1,000, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand

• A Highly Commended Award of £500, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand

Emerging Woman Artist Award:

• £1,000, generously sponsored by Dr Chris Blatchley, along with mentoring, career advice and inclusion in an upcoming Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery

People’s Choice Award:

• £500, Sponsored by Brownhill Insurance


For the Young Masters Art Prize, the panel will include critic Godfrey Barker, art historian Jean Wainwright and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library and Managing Director of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), Lady Harriet Bridgeman, CBE.

The judging panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize comprises: collector Preston Fitzgerald; ceramics patron Maylis Grand; Director of New Art Centre - Roche Court, Stephen Feeke; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells and founder of Cultural Agenda, Davina Weir-Willats.

The Emerging Woman Artist award will be judged by benefactor Dr Chris Blatchley and founder of MTArt Agency Marine Tanguy.


Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) before you apply.