Chaiya Art Awards - LYMINGTON, Hampshire

OPEN CALL: Chaiya Art Awards, £10K Top Prize




The 3rd Chaiya Art Awards, the UK’s biggest art competition exploring and illuminating spirituality has launched its new theme AWE + WONDER and offers a top prize of £10,000, plus 9 other cash prizes. Open for entries NOW.

This biennial theme based competition is open to visual artists of all faiths, to those with none and everyone in between. These awards invite submissions of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography, video and installations in response to the theme.

To get a flavour of these awards watch our 3 min video at

A prestigious judging panel: Portraitist and President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Alastair Adams; International photographer Marcus Lyon; World renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett; Distinguished curator Dr Christo Kefalas; and multi-disciplinary artist and winner of Sky Arts ‘Landmark’ prize Favour Jonathan will be looking for originality and technical excellence, theme interpretation and emotional impact.

For the finalists Chaiya delivers a ten-day exhibition in central London. Owing to the success of the two previous awards, it will not only display work at London’s prestigious gallery@oxo, but also the huge Bargehouse alongside it. So more artists and bigger pieces can be seen by the thousands of visitors who come to the Winners Exhibitions.

The Chaiya Art Awards is not only passionate about elevating artists’ work into the public arena and encouraging emerging artists, it is also ardent about ending modern day slavery and trafficking. As a charity a percentage of all art work sold goes to UNSEEN UK.


Chaiya Art Awards
LYMINGTON, Hampshire