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.
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
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.
New for 2021 - Award for Innovation
('The innovative company', servicing the pharmaceutical and medical industries)