The Derwent International Art Prize 2016, UK
The Cumberland Pencil Company is thrilled to announce that The Derwent Art Prize will be running its third competition in 2016. The Prize is open to international artists and aims to reward excellence through showcasing the very best works created in pencil.
The third Derwent Art Prize exhibition will take place in September 2016. Generous prizes will be awarded by a distinguished judging panel at a private awards ceremony during the running of the exhibition. The prizes include a First, Second and Third Prize along with two People’s Choice Awards and a Young Artist Award for entrants under 25.
The Prize is open to all living British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2016.
A third party (e.g. gallery, agent or other representative) may submit work on behalf of the artist, but the third party must confirm:
- receipt of the artist’s permission, and have full authority and legal right, to submit the work
- that to provide the information regarding the artist or the artist’s work, they have first consulted with the artist and made all appropriate enquiries for the purpose of providing that information
- agree to be bound by these Conditions of Entry as the artist would be had they entered
The Prize is not open to work by deceased artists.
The work entered must be created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cms 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 1st September 2016 – 31st January 2017.
A total prize fund of £12,500 will be awarded at a Private View at Mall Galleries, London in 2016. Prizes are as follows:
First Prize £6,000
Second Prize £3,500
Third Prize £1,000
People's Choice Award – Exhibition £750
People's Choice Award – All entries £750
Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years £500
Approximately 80 works will be chosen for exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD. Selected works will be on display from 19th - 24th September 2016. The exhibition will then tour to a number of venues throughout the UK from October - December 2016. Full details will be announced shortly.