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Derwent, renowned pencil manufacturers, are proud to announce the fourth instalment of The Derwent Art Prize. Its aim is to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created with any pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or colouring pencils) by British and International artists.

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The works entered must be created in pencil. The work must not exceed 182cms in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.

The Prize is open to both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years. The work selected for exhibition must be available from 1st September 2018 – 31st January 2019.

This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors including a gallery curator, a leading artist and an art critic. Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist.

There is an entry fee of 15 GBP (approx. 20 USD) for the first work and 5 GBP (approx. 6.50 USD) per additional works.


Open to all living British and International artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2018.


A total prize fund of 12,250 GBP (approx. 16,256 USD) will be awarded at the Private View at Mall Galleries, London in 2018 and will be divided as follows:

• First Prize: 6,000 GBP
• Second Prize: 3,500 GBP
• Third Prize: 1,000 GBP
• People's Choice Award (Exhibition): 750 GBP
• Young Artist Award (For artists under 25 years): 500 GBP
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: 500 GBP

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