Awards & Prizes 2020


The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize
A prize of £250 for draughtsmanship, variety and exploration

Frinton Frames Award
£200 of picture framing at Frinton Frames bespoke handfinished picture frame makers

Hahnemeuhle Fine Art UK Award
A prize of Artist paper to the value of £250

The Nathan David Award for Sculpture

The Artist Magazine Award
The winner will be interviewed in The Artist magazine, print and digital version

The Ronald Morgan Memorial Award for £250

The Davison Award for Oil Painting

The de Laszlo Foundation Prize
£1,500 will be awarded to the artist under 35 for the best painting from life

The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award

The Patron’s Prize of £500

The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award

The Peter Kelly Commemorative Award for £300

The Marianne von Werther Memorial Award
Scholarship in Rome for a young artist

The Stuart Southall Print Prize

The Michael Harding Award (1) £500 worth of Michael Harding art materials and 10 painting starter set

The Michael Harding Award (ii) £500 worth of Michael Harding art materials and 10 painting starter sets

The Whistler Medal
A member of the Society, who has been chosen by his or her peers, receives the medal, £500 and a double page spread in next year’s catalogue

The Winsor & Newton Painting Award
Art materials to the value of £500

The Dry Red Press Award

The LARA Prize for a Young Artist

LARA would like to offer this Prize to a young artist whose work balances an impressive level of technical understanding with a subject and treatment that is authentic and relevant to the twenty-first century. The recipient will receive a place on a LARA Short Course of their choosing (excluding Masterclasses) at our London studio, to be taken up within one year. Please visit to see our full range of scheduled courses including our Summer School. The London Atelier of Representation Art (LARA) was set up in 2008 in response to the lack of rigorous skills-based training available in the UK. Our alumni work in fields as varied as portraiture, theatrical scenic art, digital and concept art, teaching and fine art. Drawing from the past | Skills for the future Click here to read last year’s winner’s diary from her week at LARA. (link to