Don't miss Birkin's work on exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery until Sunday 20th June, along with 30 other short-listed entries.
The prize is now in its 5th year and received over 350 entries from over 30 European countries. Birkin was selected by this year's judges: Sir Peter Blake, Tim Marlow, Philly Adams, Gavin Turk, Robert Punkenkhofer, Joseph Backstein and Nasser Azam.
After the exhibition the final selections, excluding the winning work, will be auctioned at a special charity event. 50% of the sales proceeds of each painting will go to the artist and the remaining 50% to the Foundation to help with its charitable work.