Why participate?                                                                                                                                                                                       

1. Opportunity to exhibit at a prestigious gallery in the heart of London, as well as our partners’ galleries. This includes the Haidian District Art Centre in Beijing, the AIP Art Centre in Guangzhou or the Blanc Art Gallery in Macau.
2. Have your artwork exposed to thousands of visitors, professional academics, art collectors and art enthusiasts, including local and international VIP guests.
3. Unique gateway through artist residency to expose your artworks in the most prestigious art galleries and top museums in China, such as 798 Art District, Haidian District Beijing Center, Guangzhou AIP Centre.
4. Chance to sell your work to international buyers and collectors.
5. Showcase your work through The Sunny Art Centre’s website and marketing material.
6. Opportunity to win prizes and awards.
7. Have your profile raised through the media coverage the art centre generates.
8. If selected, you and a guest will be invited to attend the exclusive Private View in London.
9. All selected artworks are promoted in the Sunny Art Award 2017 exhibition catalogues.
10. Having work accepted adds provenance to your artwork, as they will be catalogued and added to archives for generations to come.

Who can submit?

1. The competition is open to all artists from around the world.
2. Artists must be aged 18 years or over as of 10th April 2016.
3. Sculpture, Paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, ceramics and jewellery artworks are accepted.
4. The artworks, if shortlisted for judging, must be the same work previously submitted as a digital image and be available for the next stage of judging and if selected for the exhibition(s) including the whole exhibition period. We will not be able to allow collection within the exhibition period.
5. Maximum size is 1 m x 1 m, including frame.
6. The competition is limited to four entries per artist. All entries must be of original works that have been completed within three years prior to 10th April 2016.
7. On receipt of the registration and entry fee, a confirmation email will be sent to the artist.
8. All correspondence with artists will be via email unless specifically requested otherwise.

How to enter?

To register your entry for the Sunny Art Award 2017 please click the Online Submission to start your application. It is now a requirement that each artist should upload an image of the work when registering for the competition online. It is compulsory that the artist uploads one image of the entire work (including all the parts of a diptych or triptych). Artists also have the opportunity to upload two detail (of their choice) of the same work. Please note that the first round of judging is completed digitally. It is therefore important that the photographs uploaded by the artist are of a high quality.

Entry forms and fees must be received by Sunny Art Centre by 23.59pm on 20 June 2017. The entry fee for this competition is £25 for one artwork, £32 for two artworks, £40 for three artworks and £45 for four artworks.

The entry fee is non-refundable,  If you are experiencing problems entering the Sunny Art Award 2017 please email  or call us on 02086165990 detailing the problem and we will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Final Judging

The same panel of judges will choose the prize winning artwork from those works selected for exhibition. Works shortlisted for the next stage of judging must be sent by the dates given on the website. This information will be given to you in full in an email advising that your work has been shortlisted and the announcement will also be made in our website; artworks submitted late will not be judged. An email will be sent confirming whether a work has been accepted or not and in which time collection dates will be available for those works that will not be selected.


All work submitted must be available for sale. The Artist's Prices on the Entry Form are the final prices paid to the Artist and they should be carefully considered, as this will help to effectively promote the artists and their careers. Work that is not for sale cannot be entered into this competition. If your work has been shortlisted or selected for the exhibition, it will be offered for sale for a period of time till the end of the exhibition(s) through various channels with our art dealing team (including online and offline). The Artist accepts that all work submitted will be available for sale in the exhibition(s) and on our website until the end of the competition and exhibition(s) when the artwork is collected by The Artist, and that the Sunny Art Centre will take a commission of 30% plus VAT from the sale price. The Sunny Art Centre will take payment from the buyer of the artwork and, once payment is received, will pay The Artist the Artist’s Price stated on the Entry Form.

Delivery & Insurance

If you are unable to deliver your work in person we recommend using a professional Art Courier. Delivery is at the artist's own expense. By applying to The Sunny Art Prize exhibition, you agree that your work/s may be transported to and exhibited in London, United Kingdom. By submitting the entry form, The Artist accepts that, if successful during stage 1, will submit the original artwork/s for the second stage of competition and exhibitions. The Sunny Art Centre will not be liable for any loss or damage to any artworks physically submitted at any point in the prize, caused either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking, exhibition or in any period in which the work is in their keeping. We recommend that The Artist takes out insurance to cover the artwork, especially in transit and while at the Sunny Art Centre or sponsors' premises.

Intellectual Property Rights

The artist must be the owner of the artwork/s and that the pieces submitted are of his/her own origination. The artist must hold all moral and intellectual property rights. The Sunny Art Centre has the right to copy and/or reproduce the artworks to communicate and/or issue such copies to the public (at no cost). This is in connection with the exhibition, for advertising the sale of the Works, for educational and public workshops, for general marketing or promotional purposes and other related activities. They include, without limitation, the incorporation of images of the artworks within promotional and marketing materials, postcards, catalogues, posters, DVDs, on Sunny Art Centre’s websites, in workshop presentations and on information screens throughout the exhibiting gallery and any media now known or hereafter devised.


The Sunny Art Centre and/or their agents undertake no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of, or any damage to artworks entrusted to them. Whether this is an arising from a fire, default, error, neglect, theft by carriers, packers or other persons and whether in their own employment or not. All goods are at the artist owner’s risk and the Sunny Art Centre and/or their agents exclude all liability to the maximum extent permitted by law. THE SUNNY ART CENTRE IS USED FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES AND YOU ARE ADVISED TO INSURE YOUR WORKS AGAINST ALL RISKS.