The Derwent Art Prize 2024 and a Chance to Win Prizes Valued at £13,000

Derwent, the internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce that the seventh instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries!

Created in 2012 by Derwent, the Derwent Art Prize celebrates and rewards excellence in contemporary pencil art, inviting artists to submit the very best in 2D and 3D artworks created in any pencil, including colour, water-soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal pencils.

Dedicated to championing art made in pencil and supporting artists in their careers, the Derwent Art Prize presents an international exhibition in the beating heart of the Southbank at gallery@OXO and awards prizes to winning artists worth £13,000.

Now in its 7th edition, the competition has attracted more than 20,000 entries from 75 countries.

The exhibition at Gallery@OXO in central London will be in April 2024.

Approximately 80 artworks will be shortlisted and shown in the Derwent Art Prize exhibition at gallery@oxo in London, from 4 to 14 April 2024.

Hundreds of visitors are expected to witness the best in pencil art at gallery@oxo in London, a contemporary space in London’s busy South Bank riverside walkway.

Artists have until 4th January 2024 to submit up to 6 works created in pencil.

Accepted mediums: Pencil, coloured pencil, water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal (all in either 2D or 3D).

Artists can enter online. If artists are unable to enter online please contact for further details.

Artists are required to submit the following:

  • The completed online entry form
  • Images of up to 6 recent works, in digital format (jpg, max. 1MB file size)
  • A non-refundable application fee

Following the selection process, all artists will be notified by 22 January 2024.  Artists who have not heard by this date should check the website for further details or contact Parker Harris, organisers of The Derwent Art Prize at

From the open submission applications the panel will select approximately 80 works for exhibition. The artists selected for the final exhibition will be contacted by Parker Harris with full delivery details for their work.

GENERAL ADMISSION: The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for each additional work. Artists may only enter once, with a maximum of 6 images.

YOUNG ARTIST CONCESSION: Artists under 25 years of age will pay £5 per work.

Price and currency will vary depending on country.

Please note that if you decide not to upload any works or fail to complete your application before the deadline refunds will not be given.

A total prize fund of £13,000 will be awarded. Prizes are as follows:

  • First Prize  £4,000 plus a year’s supply of Derwent products**
  • Second Prize  £2,000
  • Young Artist First Prize (For artists under 25 years) £4,000*
  • Young Artist Second Prize (For artists under 25 years) £2,000
  • People’s Choice Award £500
  • New Artist Award (For artists who have not previously entered the Derwent Art Prize) £500

In addition, we are delighted to announce that all the First and Second prize winners will receive a special box of Derwent Lightfast Pencils. The revolutionary core is resistant to prolonged colour change ensuring artwork will not fade for up to 100 years under museum conditions.

*We will be announcing additional special awards for the Young Artist winner shortly.

** Up to a monthly value of £50 (including postage)

Application link Click here

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