Entry deadline now extended!

The deadline for entry into MK Young Painter has been extended to Friday 1 May 2020.

Incomplete entries or entries received after this deadline will not be considered.

How do I submit my work?

To enter, please submit a maximum of two digital images of your painting accompanied by a completed entry form. An electronic version of the entry form is available on the left hand side of this page. Please title all digital files with your name. Only one name is needed if it is a group entry. Digital images should be 300dpi and no larger than 1MB in size.

Please note that MK Gallery is closed until further notice so share your entry with us by emailing it to: youngpainter@mkgallery.org. Our work and digital channels remain open!

If your file is too large, we recommend using WeTransfera free, simple way to send big files.

If neither of these options are possible for you, please contact MK Gallery’s Learning Team: youngpainter@mkgallery.org / 01908 676900.

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by Friday 15 May 2020.

Last updated 17 March 2020

MK Gallery are searching for pioneers of paint with MK Young Painter, a competition for aspiring young artists to uncover new possibilities for painting.

Celebrating painting’s ability to keep finding new directions to take - whether through media, materials, tools, technique, style, concept, or subject matter - applicants can submit paintings produced using any kind of paint, on any support or surface and using any style or technique; including digital methods.

For more information download an entry pack here 

All shortlisted paintings will be on display in a special exhibition at MK Gallery in June 2020, ending with a special celebration event where there will be commendations from each competition category and one overall winner crowned as MK Young Painter. 

The deadline for entry is Friday 3 April 2020