The RMS is continually on the look out for new and innovative art works in miniature.
The exhibition offers several prestigious awards, open to all participating artists, please see below 

Size Limits for Miniatures

Maximum size limit of framed paintings 6" x 4.5" (15 x 11.5 cm) and 8" (20cm) for sculpture, across the longest length. 

The definition of miniature art is not absolute, but can be explained as artwork within the size remit of 6 x 4.5" and must be of exquisite, fine detail.

Please click here to see our 2021 award winners >


Annual Awards
The Gold Memorial Bowl Award for the Best Miniature Work in the Exhibition - £750 
The Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting 
The President’s Special Commendation - certificates for the President’s choice of miniature and large work. 
The Society’s Award - £500 for the best set of five or more works 
The Mundy Sovereign Portrait Award - a sovereign mounted in a framed certificate for the best portrait 
The Bidder and Borne Award - £350 for the finest piece of the Sculptors and Gravers art
Peter Charles Booth Memorial Award
Anita Emmerich Presentation Award - silver gilt magnifying glass 
Anthony J Lester Art Critics Award
Young Artists Award (Age 18-30) - sponsored and chosen by Elizabeth Meek HRMS MBE - £250 
Arturi Phillips `Connoisseur` Award - £500 for a portrait of any living thing 
The Elizabeth Meek Award
People’s Choice Award - £250
Award for Innovation - £500 first prize, plus two prizes of £250 each for runners up

Joan Cornish Willies Award for Outstanding Traditional Miniature Oil Painting - £250

Pictured: The Gold Memorial Bowl 

The Gold Memorial Bowl was a gift to the Society from Suzanne Lucas MBE, FLS, HPRMS, FPSBA, Hon.SWA, Hon. MAA,  Hon. MASF. The Society shows over 600 works at its Annual Exhibition, from which only one is selected and awarded the Gold Memorial Bowl.


award for innovation

New for 2021 - Award for Innovation

Sponsored by UK Gas Technologies Group 
('The innovative company', servicing the pharmaceutical and medical industries)


These beautiful new awards have been sympathetically created by Ray Winder PRMS using up-cycled stainless steel parts (sterile pipe fittings) sourced from the factory within the UK Gas Technologies Group.