The SPA Awards 2018

  • First prize Scottish Portrait Award for Fine Art (2D or 3D, any medium), £5000
  • NEW Second prize, Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art (2D or 3D, any medium) £1,000
  • One SPA Fine Art Commendation
  • NEW SPA Young Fine Artist Award (16 to 25 years) £500
  • First prize Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award for Photography (black and white), £2,000
  • NEW SPA Young Photographer Award (16-25 years) £500
  • Two SPA Photography Commendations
  • The Scottish Arts Club will present the SPA winners,  SPA Fine Art Second Place and commendations with one year free membership of the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh (conditions apply, please see The Rules).                  
  • On Wednesday 1 August, the long-list will be announced of 60 finalists (30 fine artists and 30 photographers) selected for the Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition in November 2018, at the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh
  • Five fine artists and five photographers short-listed for the SPA awards will be revealed on Monday 29 October 2018
  • The winners of the SPAs awards, the commendations and the winners of the youth awards will be announced at the Scottish Portrait Awards Presentation on Wednesday 31 October 2018.
  • A special preview will be held for all SPA Photographers on  Thursday 1 November 2018.  
  • A special preview will be held for all SPA Fine Artists on Friday 2 November 2018.
 Richard Coward, Self-portrait

Richard Coward, Self-portrait

The Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition 2018

  • The Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition at the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm from Saturday 3 November to Saturday 1 December 2018 (closed on Mondays) Sundays will be the best day to visit!
  • At least 30 fine art submissions and 30 photographic submissions will be selected for the SPA Exhibition.  Artists whose work(s) have been selected for exhibition will be contacted by Tuesday 31 July 2018. 
  • Short-listed fine artists and photographers will be invited to the Scottish Portrait Awards Presentation at the Scottish Arts Club on Wednesday 31 October.
  • All other fine artists and photographers selected for the exhibition will receive free tickets to either the fine art or photography previews on the 1 and 2 November. 
  • The cost of travel and accommodation will be the responsibility of the artist.
  • THe exhibition will then move to the Glasgow Art Club in Glasgow and will be open to the public from Monday 21 January to Saturday 9 February 2019.

Cover photo credit: Donna McGlynn, Artemis (detail)