Closing date: 01/12/2023

The subject of this year’s SAA challenge is water and the next challenge theme is rain.

his can be anything you like, from urban cityscapes to a stormy sea, someone (or something!) splashing in a puddle, or a raindrop on a leaf. If you’re looking for inspiration or an idea of where to get started, page 39 of November’s paint & create magazine includes lots of valuable tips from artists like Denise Allen and Alena Carvalho. So, grab your brushes, choose your palette, and let the magic of still water come alive on your canvas.


The most outstanding entries will have the chance to be showcased in the pages of Paint & Create Magazine. Imagine seeing your artwork grace the glossy pages and inspire fellow artists around the world. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to share your talent and be part of our artistic community.


Members only


How to Enter

  • Paint your picture
  • Tell us how and why you painted it
  • Give it an eye-catching title
  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your work
Enter online

Simply click on ‘Enter Challenge’ at the top of this page and follow the instructions from there.


Entries must be your own work.  If you have used another artists’ painting, tuition or photograph as your inspiration, please ensure you have gained the appropriate authorisation to publish the image and be sure to credit them accordingly – for example ‘after a painting by…’ or ‘from a photograph of…’