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.

Annual Awards


The Gold Memorial Bowl Award for the Best Miniature Work in the Exhibition  
The Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting - Chosen by HRH
The President’s Special Commendation - President’s choice of miniature and large work. 
The Society’s Award - Best set of five or more works 
The Mundy Sovereign Portrait Award 
The Bidder and Borne Award - Finest piece of the Sculptors or Gravers artwork
Peter Charles Booth Memorial Award
Anita Emmerich Presentation Award 
Anthony J Lester Art Critics Award
Young Artists Award (Age 18-30)
Arturi Phillips `Connoisseur` Award 
The Elizabeth Meek Award
People’s Choice Award
Award for Innovation - First prize & 2 runners up
Joan Cornish Willies Award for Outstanding Traditional Miniature Oil Painting 


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

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.