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The Derwent Art Prize 2018 Competition

The call for entries of the Derwent Art Prize 2018 competition is open and artists from around the world are invited to submit their best pencil works.

The Derwent Art Prize aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created in created with any pencil or coloured pencil as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal.

From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries in central London. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totaling over £12,500 will be awarded in an awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.

Artists are invited to enter and submit up to 6 images.

The total prize fund will be awarded at the Private View at Mall Galleries, London in 2018 and includes the following prizes:

  • First Prize – £6,000
  • Second Prize – £3,000
  • Third Prize – £1,500
  • People’s Choice Award – Exhibition £750
  • Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years £750
  • Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence – £500

The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by British and International artists. So far, the competition has attracted more than 7000 entries from over 67 countries worldwide.

The Derwent Art Prize 2018 Competition – Entry Fees

The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.