The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries would like to congratulate all prizewinners and give a special thank you to all our prize-givers. 


We do hope you are able to visit the exhibition to experience the prize winning works in person, but if not, the exhibition is also available to browse with works available to purchase online.

View the ROI Exhibition

The Art Academy Portrait Prize

Belinda Wrigley

Scarlet Clouds

The opportunity for a student at The Art Academy to have their work included in the ROI Annual Exhibition.

The Artist Magazine Award

Rob Pointon ROI

Piccadilly Flow

The winner will be interviewed in The Artist magazine, print and digital editions



The Le Clerc Fowle Medal

Stewart Beckett

For an outstanding group of works.  ‘Mirror Mirror’, ‘Red Bag’ and ‘The Edge of The Fall’.

In memory of Anne Le Clerc Fowle, presented annually for an outstanding group of paintings.



The Dartington Crystal Chalice

Adebanji Alade VPROI

In recognition of outstanding service. Introduced in 1995, the Dartington Crystal Chalice is presented annually to a member in recognition of outstanding service and contribution.



The Dry Red Press Award

Michael Alford

Eastbound, Piccadilly

To be published as a greeting card by Dry Red Press in their 'Prize Winners' range.



The Alan Gourley Memorial Award

Amanda Coleman AROI


An annual prize of £1,000, awarded for a painting of outstanding merit.



Frank Herring Easel Award

Adam Ralston

Awarded for all his works ‘Blackpool Bathers’, ‘North Pier Light’ and ‘Studio Table’.

An award of a versatile easel.



The Tony Merrick Memorial Prize

Sarah Freeman

Awarded for all her works ‘Clogs’, ‘Green Crocs’ and ‘Plate of Tunnocks’

An award of £250 in memory of the late Tony Merrick ROI (1948-2018).



Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award

Luis Morris ROI

Awarded for all his works ‘Ada Turning Away’, ‘Ada With Arms Outstretched’, ‘Ava’ and ‘Cristina’

An award of £250 for an outstanding oil painter.



The Small Painting Prize

Tom Marsh ARSMA

Evening Light, Fields, Battle, E. Sussex

An award of £250, open to members and non-members, for the best small painting on display (maximum dimension of 12 inches / 30.5 cm, excluding frame)



Winsor & Newton Non-member Award

Paul Heredia

Mirror Test 15.6.21

Non-member Award - £150 worth of Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials



Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award: Third Prize and The ROI Emerging Artist Prize

Max White

‘Tenby's North Beach, August Morning’ (Winsor & Newton Award) and ‘Evening Sun after Storm, Regent Street to Piccadilly’

Winsor & Newton Third Prize: £400 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials for artists aged 30 or under and the ROI Emerging Artist Prize: A prize of £250 and the opportunity to spend a day with one of the Institute's members, for an artist aged 30 or under at the time of submission.



Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award: Second Prize

Ruth Fitton

Grace, at Dusk

For artists aged 30 or under - Second Prize: £600 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials.



Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award: First Prize

Hanie Soltani

Still Life in Time

For artists aged 30 or under - First Prize: £1,000 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials



The Phyllis Roberts Award

Jie Zhuang

One Day in the 1980s

An award of £2,000 for an artist aged 30 or under