This years Challenge wants you to Mix It Up.
For 2016 we want you to get to grips with mixed media. This is a aform of art in which more than one medium is used to create a finished work; for example, it might combine acrylic, pastel and collage, watercolour and pen work or 3D objects, oil paint and wax.
So, now it's over to you, are you ready to mix it up? Once you've had a go at this year's Challenge - and this really could be one that you do time and time again - do write and let us know how you got on, we'd love to see your finished work on the website - go to www.saa.co.uk and click on competitions and then SAA Challenge 2016.
Don't forget to tell us how you created them, what materials you used and whether you enjoyed the process and intend to keep going!
Prizes & awards
The Editor of 'PAINT' will select entries to publish in each issue of Paint in 2016.
Portrait or Figure, Abstract or Experimental Art, Still Life, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Building, Townscape or Industrial Scene, Waterscape, Boats or Seascape, Animal or Wildlife, Vehicle or Transport, En Plein Air Award
How to enter
Enter here on the SAA website or post your entries to: The Editor 'Paint', 'Mix It Up', SAA PO Box 50, Newark, Notts, NG23 5GY or email to [email protected]