John Moores Painting Prize 2018

14 July - 18 November 2018
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Stage 1 registration and image upload is now closed.

If shortlisted for Stage 2 of the competition, you will be notified by Monday 5 February 2018. For any queries about Stage 2 please read our FAQs. Alternatively, ring the John Moores Painting Prize on 0151 478 4218.

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About the exhibition

The internationally-renowned John Moores Painting Prize is the UK's longest-established painting prize, founded in 1957. Named after the sponsor of the prize, Sir John Moores (1896 – 1993), the competition is entered and judged anonymously and open to all UK-based artists working with paint.

The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, and 2018 will mark the art prize’s 60th anniversary and its 30th exhibition, having championed contemporary British painting for over two decades longer than any other art prize of its scale.

Forming a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial, the John Moores exhibition is held in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust. Although the appearance of each exhibition changes, the principles remain constant: to support artists and to bring to Liverpool the best contemporary painting from across the UK.

Past winners of the art prize include David Hockney (1967), Mary Martin (1969), Peter Doig (1993), Keith Coventry (2010), Sarah Pickstone (2012) and Rose Wylie (2014). Sir Peter Blake, winner of the junior prize in 1961, is Patron of the prize. The winner of the prestigious first prize in 2016 was Michael Simpson with his painting Squint (19).

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Entry deadline for £25,000 JM Painting Prize extended

The deadline for entries to the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 has been extended to 12 noon on Monday 20 November (enter here). We want to make sure that as many people as possible are able to apply for the Prize in 2018, its 60th year!This year’s prize is an extra special one.

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