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5th Derwent Art Prize

    5th Derwent Art Prize | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  February 17, 2020 - expired! April 24, 2019
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    Derwent, renowned pencil manufacturers, are proud to announce the fifth instalment of The Derwent Art Prize. Its aim is to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created with any pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or colouring pencils) by British and International artists.

    Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The works entered must be created in pencil. The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.

    The Prize is open to both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years. The work selected for exhibition must be available from 22 April to 4 May.

    This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors including a gallery curator, a leading artist and an art critic. Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist.

    There is an entry fee of 15 GBP (approx. 20 USD) for the first work and 5 GBP (approx. 6.50 USD) per additional works.


    Open to all living British and International artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2019.


    A total prize fund of 12,250 GBP (approx. 15,855 USD) will be awarded in an awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition and will be divided as follows:

    • First Prize: 6,000 GBP
    • Second Prize: 3,000 GBP
    • Third Prize: 1,500 GBP
    • People's Choice Award (Exhibition): 750 GBP
    • Young Artist Award (For artists under 25 years): 750 GBP
    • Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: 500 GBP

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