RSA William Littlejohn Award: Deadline for 2022 has now passed

  • 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 at a future date
    • Acquisition of work into the RSA Permanent Collection; ‘A Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland’
  • Eligibility

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


    • Entrants must be working in water-based media (any pigment mixed with water).
    • Entrants must either 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.
    • For full Conditions of Entry and to apply click below.


    The deadline for 2022 has now passed. We are delighted to announce this years winner is Rosalind Lawless.

  • Previous Winners

    Kyle Noble, Meditations from the Malachite Glen

    Previous Winners

    • Rosalind Lawless 2022
    • 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