Painting Prize 2018


Submissions for the 2018 Contemporary British Painting Prize have now closed.

Twelve selected artists will exhibit three paintings each to form the Contemporary British Painting Prize Show 2018 taking place at Huddersfield Art Gallery from 1 December 2018 – 2 February 2019, then touring to the Menier Gallery, London, 6 February – 16 February 2019. The winning painting will be announced on the afternoon of Saturday 1 December 2018, at Huddersfield Art Gallery.

The twelve shortlisted artists will be selected by a group of practicing painters: Simon Carter, Paula MacArthur, Ruth Philo and Narbi Price (winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017).

The prize judges for 2018 are: Matthew Collings (painter, critic and broadcaster), Amisha Karia (Head of Collection, Paintings in Hospitals) and Grant Scanlan (Huddersfield Museums Manager).

The winning artist will receive a £2,000 cash prize; a critical essay on their practice by Matthew Collings (launched at the Menier Gallery), and an invitation to become a member of Contemporary British Painting.

Artists of any age and nationality, presently living and working in the UK (except for CBP artist members) were eligible to submit work.  Submissions opened on Wednesday 22nd August and closed at midnight on Monday 1 October 2018.

Full terms and conditions and entry requirements for the submissions can be viewed on the competition pages at:


See the CBP Painting Prize archive:
CBP Painting Prize 2017
CBP Painting Prize 2016