5th Derwent Art Prize 2019 - Drawing competition


5th Derwent Art Prize 2019 is now open for entries!

5th Derwent Art Prize 2019

Derwent, internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce its 5th Derwent Art Prize inviting all living British and International artists to participate!


The Derwent Art Prize 2019 is now open for entries in its 5th edition! This competition aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created in pencil or coloured pencil as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal by British and International artists.

Submission requirements:

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images, in digital format (jpg, max. 1MB file size). The submitted entry must be original, 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 Competition is open to both 2D and 3D works. Any component part of the pencil can also be used in the creation of artworks. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years. The work selected for exhibition must be available from 1st April – 31st August 2020.

Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist.

This year’s entries were judged by a distinguished panel of selectors comprising an artist, a critic and a curator. From the submitted artworks, approximately 80 will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries in central London between 22 April to 4 May. Following the selection process, all artists will be notified by 2 March 2020.

The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works. Artists may only enter once, with a maximum of 6 images. Artists under 25 years of age will pay £5 per work. Price and currency will vary depending on country.


The Derwent Art Prize is open to all living British and International artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2019.


A total prize fund of £12,500 were awarded at the Private View at Mall Galleries, London in 2019. Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: 6,000 GBP
2nd Prize: 3,000 GBP
3rd Prize: 1,500 GBP
People's Choice Award (Exhibition): 750 GBP
Young Artist Award (For artists under 25 years): 750 GBP
Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: 500 GBP

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