the Derwent Art prize

17th February 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2019.

The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil(including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.

All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years.

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

• 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

Please visit to learn more about the competition.

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