Awards & Prizes

The following is a list of prizes awarded by the RBA. The list of winners will be published after our annual exhibitions. 

The Whistler Award

A medal, £500, and a double page spread in the exhibition catalogue

The de Laszlo Foundation Prize

The de Laszlo Medal for Excellence and £1,500 awarded to an artist aged 35 or under for the best work from life

The Artist Magazine Award

The winner will be featured in The Artist magazine

The Arts Society Star Student Award

Art shop vouchers to the value of £100

RBA President’s Star Student Award


Nathan David Award for Sculpture


The Dry Red Press Award

Work published as a greeting card

Frinton Frames Award

£200 of picture framing at Frinton Frames

The Marianne von Werther Memorial Award

The Rome Scholarship for a young artist

Hahnemühle Fine Art UK Award

A prize of £250 worth of artist paper

The Michael Harding Awards

Two prizes of £500 worth of art materials plus 10 Starter Packs

The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize

A prize of £250 for draughtsmanship, variety and exploration

The Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize


The Winsor & Newton Painting Award

Art materials to the value of £500

The Ronald Morgan Memorial Award


The Stuart Southall Print Prize


The Surgeon’s Prize


The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award


The John Lynn Commemorative Award for a Young Artist


The Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award

£50 plus a certificate

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Awards and Prizes