The Signature Art Prize 2022 is Open For Entries! | The Original Online Art Gallery

The Signature Art Prize 2022 is Open For Entries!

We are delighted to announce that the Signature Art Prize 2022 is now open for entries.

The Signature Art Prize was established by gallery Directors Isobel Beauchamp and Elinor Olisa in 2006 to celebrate and identify emerging artists’ ‘Signature Style’.

They define an artist’s ‘signature style’ as being “that which makes an artist unique; a combination of process and method, contributed to by the artist’s own personality which results in a piece that sets them apart and will be recognised as that artist's work in years to come.”

Drawing attention to the individual perspective of students and recent graduates, the prize champions their signature themes and aims to bring their work into the spotlight. This year, the prize has added 'Digital' to the Film & Photography category and has launched their new website.

The international prize is open to those currently studying an arts-based course at university and those who have graduated within the last 3 years.

Artists apply in one of the following categories:


Photography, Digital & Film

Drawing & Printmaking

Submissions are reviewed and judged by a panel of esteemed, industry professionals, who then announce their shortlist. Shortlisted artworks are exhibited at the gala event and exhibition at which the winners are chosen and announced. Winning artists receive a career enhancing prize package.




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One of the UK's first Online Art Galleries, over the past 16 years, has established itself as the market leader in UK student & graduate art sales, hand picking & promoting the most promising talent, based in Somerset House. As well as selling, commissioning and renting the finest artwork created by the artists emerging from the most prestigious art establishments, runs an Artists' Residency and Exhibition program from its gallery and takes part in Art Fairs throughout the year. offers clients the opportunity to invest in the artists of the future.

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