1st August 2016 – Submissions Open

1st December 2016  – Deadline for online entries, by midnight

14th December 2016  – Results of initial judging emailed to artists by this date

10th January 2017  – Shortlisted artists submit works to Store Street Gallery by this date

24th January 2017  – Exhibition Opening, Winners Announcement and Prize Giving

24th – 18th Febuary 2017 – Exhibition at Store Street, London

26th Febuary 2017 – Unsold works to be collected from Store Street Gallery.

Any artwork uncollected by the 1st March 2017  will be removed to storage in South London and incur a £25 per week charge.


Maximum size of any piece – 1.9m width/height.


LCA Prize 2017

The London Contemporary Art Prize aims to reveal and promote artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary London art scene. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture and video.

The entry fee is £10 for up to five artworks.

The first prize is a £1000.00  and 12 months representation with LCA gallery.

An exhibition of the 20 finalists will be held on the 24th January – 24th February 2017.



The judges will be looking for artists who demonstrate the very best in creative process and promotes craftsmanship and technique.

All works will be judged anonymously and there will be no segregation by country, genre or style, etc.



The panel of judges will initially review all entries from the digital submission process.

They will then select 20 artists to display at the finalists exhibition at the gallery. The first prize will be judged from the physical works once the exhibition has been mounted at the gallery.



The 20 finalists will be exhibited at The Store Street Gallery. It will run from 24th January to 24th February 2017. Works will be available for sale during the exhibition with the gallery taking a 50% commission of the wall price



Entries are open until midnight on the 1st December 2016. An initial shortlist of up to 15 finalist artworks will be selected for an exhibition at The Store Street Gallery between the 14th January – 2nd Febuary 2017.

London Contemporary Art will host an opening night to announce the overall winner of the Art prize (cash prize of £1000 and a years representation) as well as the runners up prizes.

An administration/entry fee of £10 for up to 5 works is required for all entrants. Fees will not be refunded if applicants are not chosen for the finalist exhibition, however all applications will be featured in our online catalogue for the exhibition.

Applications from artists working in all mediums, and international artists are welcome.

The application process is now closed. Thank you for taking the time to apply and good luck to you all from the team at LCA.