How does it work?

Painting of the Year 2024 is a global election, open to all painters.
Until September 30th 2024 everyone can register for this competition.
You can do this by uploading a photo of your best painting(s) on this website. 

Subject matter, technique and format

The subject, the technique and the size of the painting are completely free. So acrylic is allowed, as well as oil paint and also watercolor. As long as it is a painting in a wet technique (and not a drawing). Animals, landscapes, flowers, abstract, minimalistic, impressionistic, everything is allowed! Your painting can be square, horizontal or vertical, round or rectangular.



Everybody who loves painting can participate with as many paintings as he or she wants. Participating is very simple: you register by making an account. After that you log in and upload your paintings before September 30th.


Professional jury

Between October 1st and 31st the professional jury will evaluate all entries by giving a grade (digital and anonymous). This results in 40 finalists with the highest average grade. These works are by 40 unique artists. The 40 nominees will be known on November 1st and they must send in or deliver their painting for assessment before November 15th.

After receiving the paintings, the professional jury will assess the 40 finalist paintings and determine the top 10 and the winner.


Public round

Between October 1st and November 30th the public can vote for their favorite entry(s) via the website. By voting, the public determines the winner of the Audience Award which will be announced on December 1st or short thereafter.



The 40 finalists and the winner of the Audience Award can exhibit their work + 1 extra painting at a special sales exhibition at Gallery RRMND (Roermond: from Saturday January 20thuntil March 1st 2025.

Every participant can also chose to exhibit and possibly sell his painting at Art Eindhoven 2025 on February 8th and 9th (
In 2024 Art Eindhoven was visited by 3,500 people in one weekend.



The winner of Painting of the year 2024 will be announced on Saturday January 18th 2024 at a special prize giving ceremony at RRMND Gallery (Roermond:

For more information about the procedure, please see the Conditions of Participation 2024.
More information about costs and prizes? Then click here.