About Chaiya Art Awards

Be inspired. We are always excited to see your work.

What is the

Chaiya Art Awards?

The biennial Chaiya Art Awards has its roots in Christianity but this competition is open to people of all faiths, to those who have no belief in God, and to everyone in between. It’s about continuing an age old conversation in a modern setting with contemporary eyes. It’s about asking big questions and looking for inspiration from the wealth of the UK’s creatives. We encourage you to mine the depths of your imagination and creatively fly as you respond to each new theme.

 “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Degas

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1st Prize
Additional cash prizes

“Really interesting, thought provoking works of art”


We received over 450 entries in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and video, the quality of the work was astounding.  Over 2,700 visitors came to see the Winner’s Exhibition.

The impacts of Covid 19, around the world, on families, society, health care and beliefs.  3D virtual online exhibition that was open from June – Sept 2020 and visited over 3,200 times.

We received over 700 entries for the theme ‘GOD is …’ The exhibition was held at London’s OXO gallery during May and simultaneously online until the end of July 2021 and received over 4,000 visitors. 

Our new theme ‘AWE and WONDER’ was open for submissions from April – August 2022 and just under 800 entries were received.  The Winners exhibition was visited by over 3,400 people and took place at the OXO and The Bargehouse galleries 7-16 April 2023 on London’s Southbank. showcasing 100+ artists across 14 themed rooms in the two galleries. 

BBC1 interview on our inaugural Chaiya Art Awards