Rules

The competition is operated by the Salon Open Art Prize group of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Our competition is open to any West Yorkshire based artist whose primary form of art is painting, drawing, sculpting, etc, although not all pieces are required to be entirely in one medium. Multi-media pieces are welcome. You do not need to have a recognized art degree, recent or otherwise, unlike some other art prizes available in the UK....

How to enter

To enter the competition, please read the rules page. Once you have done that, please email us with the subject line “Salon Open Art Prize Entry Request”, and we will endeavour to...

Prizes

The prizes for the inaugural round of the Salon Art Prize include exhibition in our gallery for all shortlisted entrants, along with a grand prize of a fully equipped art studio rent-free in Leeds for two years...

Exhibitions:

The 20 shortlisted artists will be required to exhibit their nominated works in our gallery space, beginning three months before the judging period. These must be the original works and not copies...

Salon

The Salon Open Art Prize organisers decided to run this event because we’re committed to fostering the art community in our local area. We’ve worked with graduates from a local art school before...