RSA William Littlejohn Award

Closing date 23 June 2024

The RSA William Littlejohn Award (£2000) for Excellence and Innovation in Water-based media. Funded by The William Littlejohn Bequest and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy, the award consists of:

  • A monetary award to research, develop and produce a new body of work in a water-based medium
  • An exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy at a future date
  • Acquisition of work into the RSA Permanent Collection; ‘A Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland’


  • Entrants must be working in water-based media (any pigment mixed with water).
  • Entrants must either be born in Scotland or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years.
  • In the case of students applying, entrants must either be graduating in 2024 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the following art schools in Scotland – Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee, Edinburgh Collage of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and University of the Highlands and Islands.

For information on full conditions of entry and how to apply please use the following link:

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