The Bath Prize is an open art competition, created to stimulate new work celebrating the glory of Bath. Entrants are required paint their first work from an allocated location and can choose any Bath location for additional entries. En plein air painting is also encouraged.
Schedule of prize winners
The Bath Prize - £5,000
Won by Matthew Phinn from Acton, London with his painting of Broad Street and Saracen Street.
Royal Crescent Prize - £1,000
Won by Ben Hughes from Bath with his plein air work Royal Crescent.
Pulteney Bridge - £1,000
Won by Jonathan Mulvaney from Bradford on Avon with Pulteney Bridge.
Jane Austen Centre Prize - £1,000
Won by Alison Hehir from Northleach with her watercolour Ghosts of Gay Street.
Plein Air Prize at Cornish Art Holidays
Won by Valerie Pirlot from Bath with Sun between the Clouds, Ben Hughes from Bath for Laura Place and Peter Nance from Liskeard for Morning Street Cleaner.
Minerva Prize - £500
Won by Christopher Dunn for his painting Little Owl under North Parade Bridge.
Guildhall Market Prize - £500
Won by Andrew Taylor from Devizes with his painting Time out with the Queen.
Farrow and Ball Prize - £200 product voucher
Won by Jane Riley from Batheaston with her painting A Fly in the Pump Room.
The judges wished to commend highly paintings by:
Glyn Davies; Christopher Draper; Rob Jenkinson; Scott Rayson; Ian Cryer; Barbara Holder; David Beech; Shane Feeney and Wayne Attwood.
Awards were presented by the Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Cllr. Rob Appleyard to (from the top)
Andrew Taylor, Alison Hehir, Matthew Phinn and Ben Hughes.