Our Current Prize Givers at our Annual Exhibitions

Please note: there is no age limit to our prizes and they are open to all artists, both members and non-members alike.

  • The Connell & Connell WS Prize – £300
  • The Deloitte Prize – £500
  • NEW The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation Purchase Prize – NHS Lothian art collection acquisition
  • The Edinburgh Printmakers Award – Printmaking course or training, 1 months fees and 3 months membership
  • The Eichstaett Lithography Prize – 2 week residency and exhibition in Bavaria for an artist exhibiting a lithograph
  • NEW The Emma Herman-Smith Environmental Art Prize – £250
  • The Glasgow Art Club – Free membership for one year
  • The Greyfriars Artshop Prize – £150 voucher
  • The Henderson’s Artshop Prize – Purchase Prize
  • NEW The Maccracken Pollok Framing Prize – £250 voucher
  • The Meffan Gallery and Museum Solo Exhibition Prize
  • The Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize
  • The Pauline Fay Lazarus Prize for work using the human form – £150
  • The Purcell Paper Prize – Paper worth £100
  • The Ramsay Cornish Prize – £300
  • The Scottish Art Club Prize – Two years free membership and an exhibition
  • The Southfield Prize – £300 worth of printed material

How To Donate A Prize In An Individual Or A Company’s Name

The benefit to an artist in winning a prize from a major Institution like the SSA cannot be measured simply in terms of the monetary value attached. The boost to an artist’s confidence can be immensely important.

By sponsoring a prize, an individual or business can have a hugely beneficial affect on the life and career of an artst, and indirectly upon the work of the Society itself.

Sponsors of prizes are invited to view the exhibition before it opens to the public in order to choose the winning work or, if they prefer, they can ask the President and Council to make this choice on their behalf. The sponsor can give a name of their choice to the prize and this can be used to remember an individual or equally to increase awareness of a business or Company Name to the estimated 20,000 visitors (figs. based on SSA 2008) to the Galleries during the run of the Exhibition.

Prize-giving ceremonies may be arranged when possible in order for the Sponsor to have a chance to meet the recipient and also to maximise the positive publicity that such organised events can generate.

Sponsors also benefit from acknowledgments in the printed catalogue, the Society’s website, and any publicity the prize may generate in the Press.

Click here to enquire about sponsoring a prize

Ewan John – Bird Portraits