The Derwent Art Prize is calling for entries from British and International Artists: Prizes Total £12,500


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


The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks 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, London from 18th – 23rd September 2018. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling £12,500 ($16,350) will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.


Since the Derwent Art Prize began five years ago, the competition has attracted more than 7000 entries from over 67 countries, with the third edition of the opportunity attracting 3,299 entries by 1,193 artists worldwide. Derwent are excited to see both domestic and international entries for the 2018 prize.


Astri Saunders, Head of Marketing at Derwent, said “We are proud to launch the Derwent Art Prize for the fourth year. Our aim of the exhibition is to showcase artworks created in pencil and increase the profile and importance of drawing as a fine art medium”.


This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors.


Previous First Prize (£6,000) winners of the award include Agim Sulaj (Albania/Italy), Brian Fay (Ireland) and Chrys Allen (UK) who have subsequently had successful solo and group exhibitions since winning the prize. Prizes are also awarded for Second Prize (£3,000), People’s Choice Awards (£750), Young Artist Award (£750) for the best artwork from an artist under the age of 25 and a Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence (£500).


The deadline for entries is 8th May 2018, 5pm and artists can submit up to six of their works. For further details and full terms and conditions on entry requirements, please visit:


Please contact 01372462190 or email if you require any more information.