Derwent Art Prize 2022

Hang on Studio Wall

Posted on

Derwent Art Prize 2022

The Derwent Art Prize is launching its call for entries.

Created in 2012 by Derwent, the fine art brand internationally renowned for its high-quality pencils, the Derwent Art Prize rewards excellence in contemporary graphic art.

The Prize invites artists to submit the very best 2D and 3D artworks created in any pencil, including colour, water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal pencils.

Now in its 6th edition, the competition has attracted more than 15,000 entries from 75 countries, with the 2020 edition receiving over 4,750 entries from 1,884 artists worldwide.

All of the entries will be considered by a prestigious panel of selectors:

  • Katy Hessel, art historian, broadcaster and curator.
  • Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford.
  • Charmaine Watkiss, artist.

Approximately 80 artworks will be selected for a show at [email protected] in London from 24th February to 6th March 2022.

Faye Bridgwater, Studying Murmurations, People’s Choice Award, Derwent Art Prize 2020

Prizes totalling over £12,500 will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition, including:

  • First Prize: £4,000 plus a year’s supply of Derwent products
  • Second Prize: £2,000 and a box of Derwent Lightfast Pencils
  • People’s Choice Award: £500

The Derwent Art Prize aims to support young creatives and provide them with a platform early in their career. Artists under the age of 25 will have a reduced entry fee - just £5 per work - and two dedicated prizes:

  • Young Artist First Prize: £4,000
  • Young Artist Second Prize: £2,000

Artists have until 4th January 2022 to submit up to 6 works created in pencil. To enter and for further details including full terms and conditions on entry requirements, please visit:


No comments

Latest News
Latest Blog Entries
Latest Reviews