AboutArtists can register for the John Moores Painting Prize 2012.
Judges for this year's competition are Fiona Banner who was born on Merseyside, director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery Iwona Blazwick, Spanish born Angela de la Cruz, a former Turner Prize 2010 nominee, Turner Prize 2011 nominee George Shaw and creative director of the BBC, Alan Yentob.
The John Moores Painting Prize is the biggest in the UK with a first prize of £25,000 along with four further prizes, each of £2,500. It is an open submission competition available to all UK based artists working with paint. Previous winners have included David Hockney, Peter Doig and Lisa Milroy. The 2010 First Prize was won by Keith Coventry.
The final deadline for artists to enter is 20 January 2012. Online registration can be found on www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/johnmoores and the winners will be announced on 13 September 2012.