John Moores exhibition 25

20 September 2008 - 4 January 2009

Fact file

  • No purchase prize, but 1st prizewinner purchased for the Gallery's collection
  • Celebrating 50 years of the exhibition it is retitled 'The John Moores 25 contemporary painting prize'
  • Visitors Choice prize raised to £2,008 to mark European Capital of Culture year
  • Number of entries: 3,322
  • Number of exhibits: 52

Conditions of entry

Artists living or based in the UK; one work, new or recent (preferably executed since JM24), wholly or partly in any painted medium; designed to hang on a wall and projecting no more than 0.5m; additional height and width restrictions.

Prize winners

  • Peter McDonald 1st prize £25,000

4 prizes of £2,500:

  • Julian Brain
  • Geraint Evans
  • Grant Foster
  • Neal Jones

Visitors' Choice winner £2,008:

  • Julian Brain


Enter date here


Peter McDonald with 'Fontana'


  • Jake and Dinos Chapman
  • Sacha Craddock
  • Graham Crowley
  • Paul Morrison


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