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Last Call for Submissions
RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Due: May 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST

The submission deadline for the 2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition is fast approaching! As part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition – now in its 19th year – seeks to give exposure and opportunity to Canada’s next generation of visual artists, in addition to a total of $85,000 in prize money to the finalists.

The winner will receive a prize of $25,000, the two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each and the remaining 12 finalists receive $2,500 each.

Key information for 2017:

  • Entries are now being accepted online at www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition
  • Deadline to submit is May 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST
  • The submitted works will be short-listed to 15 finalists by an independent panel of judges and finalists will be announced on June 29, 2017
  • Winners will be announced October 17, 2017 at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

Eligibility: The Canadian Painting Competition is open to all artists who are Canadian citizens or permanent resident (with a permanent resident card) and who are at the beginning of their professional careers (within the first five (5) years). For the purposes of the Competition, the beginning of an artist’s professional career is marked by their first group or solo exhibition in a museum, public gallery, commercial gallery or artist-run centre.

Please review the Competition terms and conditions here.

Questions? Contact:
Alex Kucharski, akucharski@argylepr.com