Open to all painters in the UK, works are selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.
The jurors for the Prize are: Gillian Carnegie, Richard Davey, Ansel Krut, Phoebe Unwin and Ding Yi. They will select all the works for the exhibition from this year's entries and a final shortlist of five paintings. The overall winner will receive £25,000 and four further prizes of £2,500 will be awarded.
The winner of the Visitors' Choice award, voted for by the public during the 2016 exhibition, will receive a prize of £2,016.
The John Moores Painting Prize is delivered in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust and is supported by our exhibition partner Weightmans.
The exhibition is presented during Liverpool Biennial 2016, a festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world. It takes place from 9 July until 16 October across the city in public spaces, galleries and online.
Deadline for submission: 12 noon, Monday 9 November 2015