|Third Prize - 'Just to Feel Normal' by Ian Cumberland. Oil on linen, 150x100cm|
Nonetheless, it's well worth a look in (free entry).
This year activists protested outside the gallery at the opening, against the use of the sponsor BP. It's hardly the first time that an exhibition has used such powerful but controversial sponsors - the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition once had oil smeared over the displays by activists protesting against the 'wholly inappropriate' use of sponsor Shell in an exhibition which featured endangered species and habitats (Shell is no longer the sponsor of that event). Short video clip below: