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Derwent Art Prize For Works Created In Pencil

The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce their inaugural Derwent Art Prize. The aim of the Prize is to reward excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil. It is an open submission opportunity for British and international artists, offering prizes of up to £8,750.

An exhibition of selected works will be held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London SW1 from 16-21 September 2013 and all selected artists will be featured on the Derwent Art Prize website. The Derwent Art Prize 2013 exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK, including the Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria.

The Cumberland Pencil Company Announces the Inaugural Derwent Art Prize for Works Created in Pencil

The Prize is open to all living British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st July 2013. Artists can submit up to 6 pieces of work, created with any charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils on any 2 or 3 dimensional support. The maximum size of work is 182cms in its greatest dimension.

A total prize fund of £8,750 will be awarded at the Private View at Mall Galleries, London on 18 September 2013 and will be divided as follows:

  • First prize: £5,000
  • Second Prize: £2,500
  • Third Prize: £500
  • People’s Choice Award: £500
  • UKCPS Award for Excellence: £250

The UK Coloured Pencil Society Award for Excellence also includes a year’s membership to the society.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is £10 for the first work and £2 for additional works. Artists may only enter once, with a maximum of 6 images.

Price and currency will vary depending on country.