The Jackson Open Painting Prize is to recognise excellence in original 2D fine art or drawn media. The competition which excludes art generated through computers, manipulated artwork, 3D works and photos offers an online showcase and prizes for contemporary and traditional visual artists, both established and emerging.
Interestingly, although the competition excludes digital art, the exhibition itself is all hosted online. It also means there are no barriers to international entrants, entries from artists in any countries and of any age are welcomed to the Jackson Art Open Painting Prize.
2016 saw Jackson’s run its inaugural major art prize. The competition (JOAP 2016) saw 300 entries submitted from all over the world, with many of the entrants submitting exceptional and original pieces.
The JOAP awards have a 2 tier selection and judging process, with the Jackson selection panel selecting a long list, then a panel of experts (made of Curators, gallerists and artists) go on to select a short list and then the winners.
There are 4 category prizes (Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil and Drawing/dry media), each winning the prize of £1000. With an overall first place prize of £5000, 2nd place prize of £500 and £500 worth of Jacksons Art Gift vouchers, and third being the same
For more on the JOAP competition, click on the link: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/jacksons-open-painting-prize-2017/