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To enter the 2017 The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition in partnership with Patchings Art Centre, please click here and add either three or six entries in your category of choice, Leisure Painter for amateur and hobby painters and The Artist for those with more experience up to professional artists, to your basket.

Following payment you will receive a confirmation of your order. You will also receive an email within the next hour with details of how to access our competition upload site.

After confirming your email address, you will receive an email with a unique access code which will allow you to revisit the site to upload your entries. You can add and amend images at any point until you have confirmed your entry. Closing date for entries is March 31, 2017. Click here for full terms & conditions.


To enter the 2017 Art Club of the Year competition, please click here to register your club or society. Once you have created a club account you will be able to enter the competition (see details below the question-based competitions).

Having uploaded your five club entries, the payment of £20 will be automatically added to your basket. Please ensure that the payment is made as your entry will not be validated until payment has been taken.

Your club profile will need to be added to the biography area of the club’s account. You can click here for further details on registering your club and the prizes available.


Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter Leisure Painter and PaintersOnline Anniversary Competitions.


See the winners of this year's Charity Christmas Painting competitions in the January issues of Leisure Painter and The Artist, out on December 2. If you are logged in you can see all of the entries in the Leisure Painter category by clicking here, and The Artist here.


Question-based competitions

Below are the current competitions run by Painters-Online. To enter, simply click on any of the ‘enter now’ buttons and answer the simple multi-choice questions.

If you are already a member you need to log-in to enter. If you've not yet registered, you will need to do so, but once registered entering future competitions will be much easier and quicker. Register now


Winners of recent POL multi-choice competitions are:

Set of 150 Rembrandt Soft Pastels in a display case from Royal Talens - Shayne McGirr of Kent.

Clairefontaine Sketchpads from Exaclair - Linda Griffiths of Wrexham, Maggie Volland of Lincolnshire, Jennifer Alsop of Monmouthshire, Sheila Buckle of Gloucestershire, Michael Sutherland of Yorkshire, Irene Nicholls of Somerset, Frank Adey of Devon, Matthew Sewell of Surrey and Lisa Watkins of Gloucestershire.

Artist Easel Lamps from Daylight - Diana Boanas of East Yorkshire and Jenny Thomson of Norfolk.


Multi-choice competitions

  • Win one of six sets of Melanie Cambridge Artist Brushes

    Closing date: 01 Jun 2017

    What you could win:

    Leisure Painter, The Artist and PaintersOnline have teamed up with Melanie Cambridge, offering you the chance to win one of six sets of her Artist Brushes worth £35 per set (rrp).

    Enter now

  • Win one of Eight Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper Blocks from St Cuthberts Mill

    Closing date: 20 May 2017

    What you could win:

    Leisure Painter, The Artist and PaintersOnline have teamed up with St Cuthberts Mill offering you the chance to win one of eight professional quality Saunders Waterford watercolour paper in blocks worth £25.44 (RRP) each.

    Enter now

  • Win one of eight sets of Linda Wain's ProColour Acrylics

    Closing date: 01 Apr 2017

    What you could win:

    Leisure Painter, The Artist and Painters-Online have teamed up with ProColour offering you the chance to win one of ten sets of four 59ml bottles of ProColour Acrylics. Each set includes three primaries and a white with a total value of £33 (RRP) per set.

    Enter now

  • Win one of ten copies of From Sketch to Watercolour Painting by Wendy Jelbert from Search Press

    Closing date: 01 Apr 2017

    What you could win:

    PaintersOnline, Leisure Painter and The Artist have teamed up with Search Press, offering you the chance to win one of ten copies of From Sketch to Watercolour Painting by Wendy Jelbert.

    Enter now

Current painting competitions

  • Leisure Painter and PaintersOnline Anniversary Competitions. April - Paint trees in the landscape

    Closing date: 19 May 2017

    What you could win:

    Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th and PaintersOnline 10th anniversaries for the chance to win £50 worth of art materials vouchers from GreatArt every month.

    Each month throughout 2017 Leisure Painter readers and PaintersOnline users will be invited to submit a painting inspired by an article in the magazine for the chance to win £50 worth of art materials vouchers to spend at www.greatart.co.uk, through the GreatArt catalogue or at GreatArt's new shop at Kingsland Road, London E2

    Enter now

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  • Leisure Painter and PaintersOnline Anniversary Competitions. March - Paint in 60 Minutes

    Closing date: 20 Apr 2017

    What you could win:

    Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th and PaintersOnline 10th anniversaries for the chance to win £50 worth of art materials vouchers from GreatArt every month.

    Each month throughout 2017 Leisure Painter readers and PaintersOnline users will be invited to submit a painting inspired by an article in the magazine for the chance to win £50 worth of art materials vouchers to spend at www.greatart.co.uk, through the GreatArt catalogue or at GreatArt's new shop at Kingsland Road, London E2

    Enter now

    View entries

  • Art Club of the Year 2017

    Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

    What you could win:

    We are delighted to announce exclusive sponsorship by Jackson’s Art Supplies

    • FIRST PRIZE £500 worth of Jackson’s art materials vouchers, a sponsored demonstration at the selected club venue by a professional art tutor and a profile about the club published in our magazines, online at PaintersOnline and through our social media channels

    • TWO RUNNERS UP £250 worth of Jackson’s art materials vouchers for each club

    • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD £100 worth of Jackson’s art materials vouchers for the club with the most public votes

    Enter now

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  • Leisure Painter and PaintersOnline Anniversary Competitions. February - Still Life

    Closing date: 23 Mar 2017

    What you could win:

    Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th and PaintersOnline 10th anniversaries for the chance to win £50 worth of art materials vouchers from GreatArt every month.

    Each month throughout 2017 Leisure Painter readers and PaintersOnline users will be invited to submit a painting inspired by an article in the magazine for the chance to win £50 worth of art materials vouchers to spend at www.greatart.co.uk, through the GreatArt catalogue or at GreatArt's new shop at Kingsland Road, London E2

    Enter now

    View entries