RBC, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced its call for entries for the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. With a total of $55,000 in prize money, it is one of the largest competitions of its kind in Canada. Entries must be submitted by May 9, 2012 and winners will be announced in Toronto on November 29, 2012, with the national winner receiving $25,000 and two honourable mentions each receiving $15,000.
“RBC works closely with the Canadian Art Foundation to recognize and showcase emerging painters and provide them with opportunities to gain national exposure,” said Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art Foundation and publisher, Canadian Art Magazine. “Each year, we look forward to this competition so we can support, celebrate and uncover new Canadian talent.”
Details and rules of the competition can be found online. The submitted works will be short-listed to 15 finalists by independent panels of regional judges. All regional jurors come together in November to determine one national winner and two honourable mentions to be announced on November 29. All 15 paintings will be on exhibit at the Power Plant in Toronto. All finalists will be featured online at the competition’s web site.