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Derwent Art Prize 2024 - now open for entries!

Created in 2012 by Derwent, the Derwent Art Prize rewards excellence in contemporary graphic art.

We invite artists to submit the very best 2D and 3D artworks created in any pencil, including colour, watersoluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal pencils.

The Derwent Art Prize is dedicated to championing art made in pencil and supporting artists in their careers, through an international exhibition at gallery@oxo, in the beating heart of the Southbank, one of London’s richest cultural areas, plus a prize fund of £13,000.

Now in its 7th edition, the competition has attracted more than 20,000 entries from 75 countries, with 2022’s competition receiving over 6,100 entries.

All of the entries will be considered by our prestigious panel of selectors:

Prizes totaling £13,000 will be awarded in a private awards ceremony at the Private View, Wednesday 3rd April 2024.

Prizes include:

  • First Prize: £4,000 plus a year’s supply of Derwent products
  • Second Prize: £2,000 and a box of Derwent Lightfast Pencils
  • People’s Choice Award: £500
  • New Artist Prize: £500 to an artist who has never entered the Derwent Art Prize before

Supporting young artists

The Derwent Art Prize aims to support young artists and provide them with a platform early in their career. Artists under the age of 25 will have a reduced entry fee - just £5 per work - and two dedicated prizes:

  • Young Artist First Prize: £4,000
  • Young Artist Second Prize: £2,000

Key Dates:

  • 4 January 2024, 5pm: Deadline for entries
  • 3 April 2024: Private View and Announcement of the Winners
  • 4 April 2024: Exhibition opens to the public at gallery@oxo
  • 14 April 2024: Exhibition closes

Entry Fees:

  • Entry fees remain the same as Derwent Art Prize 2022
  • £15 for the first work and £5 for each subsequent work
  • For artists aged 25 or younger: £5 for each work
  • All ages can submit up to 6 works
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