Key dates and information

Below, you'll find important information regarding eligibility criteria and important dates for this year's award calendar.

Key dates for 2019

  • Monday, 15 July 2019
    Call for entries open
  • Sunday, 1 September 2019
    Deadline for entries
  • Friday, 20 September 2019
    Ten finalists announced
  • Monday, 7 October 2019
    Exhibition and awards evening in London

Selection criteria

Judges will be looking for works which reflect the following three pillars of this year's competition:

In addition to satisfying the requirements above, successful artists will demonstrate a strong and original voice with exceptional artistic quality.

Eligibility criteria

Artist eligibility
Artists must be aged between 18 and 30 years old (on or by Sunday, 1 September 2019) and must be allowed to work or study in the UK at the time of making this submission. If shortlisted, you must be available to attend the awards evening in London on Monday, 7 October 2019.

Accepted media
Artists must be working within one of the following fields:

  • APPLIED ARTS
    Ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, printmaking
  • DIGITAL ART AND MOVING IMAGE
    Film and artist video
  • FINE ARTS
    Fine art, photography, installation, site-specific work, sculpture

Fees and costs

The Robert Walters Group will provide a stipend of £200 for each of the ten shortlisted artists to attend the awards event in London on Monday, 7 October, and will cover all shipping costs for works to be delivered to and from the Saatchi Gallery.

Before you apply, please download and read the full briefing document. If you have further questions, please email us here