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

Approximately 80 artworks will be selected for a show at gallery@oxo in London from 24th February to 6th March 2022.

Monday 17 January 2022: Artists notified of selectors’ decision

Wednesday 23 February 2022: Private View and Announcement of the Winners

Thursday 24 February 2022: Exhibition opens to the public at gallery@oxo

Sunday 6 March 2022: Exhibition closes

First Prize: £4,000 plus a year’s supply of Derwent products

Second Prize: £2,000

Young Artist First Prize (for artists under 25 years): £4,000

Young Artist Second Prize (for artists under 25 years): £2,000

People’s Choice Award: £500

£15 for the first work and £5 for each subsequent work. For artists aged 25 or younger: £5 for each work.

Accepted mediums: Pencil, coloured pencil, water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal (all in either 2D or 3D).

Maximum number of works: 6.
Organizer: Derwent
Category: Arts/Photography
Prize: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-01-04

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