Paisley Art Institute

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Paisley Art Institute is delighted to announce the SCOTTISH DRAWING COMPETITION 2021

ENTRY DETAILS (in brief) are here below.

Full details and guidelines can be found on our website.

Online Registration: open 1st February 2021 till 31st March 2021

Selection announced: 1st May 2021

Exhibition Launch: 4th June 2021

Sales & Fulfilment: Works may sold via our website shop or in a gallery setting. (tba).


All entrants must pay £10 per submission for one artwork only. All works submitted for the online exhibition are considered by the Selection Panel.

• Decisions to accept or reject any work is final.

• Feedback is not provided on individual submissions.

• The panel will not enter into discussions nor make any exceptions on the final selection.

• No reproductions of any kind and no works that have already been exhibited at the PAI, may be submitted.


All artists must register their entries online at using this site. You will need to sign up to Submittable before accessing the entry form. Use your own email address as you will receive confirmation emails to authorise further access. There are also options to sign up via an existing Facebook or Google account. Use an account where you want to receive and read messages as all exhibition correspondence from us will be via the email you use. Please type carefully. If you need assistance with this process please or Tel Steven Thomson 0776 272 2460 during office hours only.

Applications must be completed by the deadline. This registration process is to assist us during the selection and cataloguing process. Online submission of entries does not guarantee selection. Assistance will be provided for any entrant who has accessibility issues with the form.

Images & File Types.

This online system can accept most image and video file types. For images of your artwork please ensure that you take a good clean photograph. Please ensure that there is sufficient light, a white background with no other objects or artwork in the view. Please ensure artwork is straight, not leaning or skewed and that your camera is not tilted in any way. Images should either be in landscape or portrait. Work should be unframed. Files should not exceed 3mb in size. See Submission Guidelines on our website.

Payment is made during the registration process. Payments are accepted by Paypal, or debit or credit card. Entries will not be accepted without payment and refunds will not be offered for works not selected, or applications not completed by the deadline. Submission fees are non-refundable.

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