RSA William Littlejohn Award: Deadline: Sunday 26 June 2022, 11.59pm

  • About

    Samantha Clark, Sky Shimmer


    The RSA William Littlejohn Award (£2000) for Excellence and Innovation in Water-based media. Funded by The William Littlejohn Bequest and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy, the award consists of:

    • A monetary award to research, develop and produce a new body of work in a water-based medium
    • An exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2023
    • Acquisition of work into the RSA Permanent Collection; ‘A Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland’
  • Eligibility

    Alastair Wallace, Ache the Good Ache


    • Entrants must be working in water-based media (any pigment mixed with water).
    • Entrants must be born in Scotland or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years.
    • In the case of students applying, entrants must either be graduating in 2022 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the following art schools in Scotland - Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee, Edinburgh Collage of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Conditions of entry

    Paul Westcomb, No News from the Sun, watercolour ink pen on paper cup

    Conditions of entry

    • Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.
    • The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into
    • The award should not be used as a capital grant.
    • The award winner will be announced by end of September 2022.
    • Normally the award should be completed by May 2023, however, due to the developing situation of COVID-19 this is flexible by negotiation.
    • The winner will exhibit resulting work in the Royal Scottish Academy the following year. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.
    • The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work from the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection.
    • The copyright of all works remains with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.
    • Personal information supplied by applicants on application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


    Applicant deadline: Sunday 26 June 2022, 11.59pm


    Apply here

  • Previous Winners

    Kyle Noble, Meditations from the Malachite Glen

    Previous Winners

    • Samantha Clark 2021
    • John Brown 2020
    • Sam Drake 2019
    • Amy Dennis 2018
    • Alasdair Wallace 2017
    • Frances Rokhlin 2016
    • Catherine Ross 2015
    • John Kellock 2014
    • Kyle Noble 2013
    • Anne Murray 2012
    • Paul Westcombe 2011
    • Jean Duncan 2010
    • Laura Sutherland 2009


    Banner image: Amy Dennis, Still Life with Cast Objects
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