The Derwent Art Prize 2024

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

Created in 2012 by Derwent, the Derwent Art Prize celebrates and rewards excellence in contemporary pencil art, inviting artists to submit the very best in 2D and 3D artworks created in any pencil, including colour, water-soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal pencils. 

Dedicated to championing art made in pencil and supporting artists in their careers, the Derwent Art Prize presents an international exhibition in the beating heart of the Southbank at gallery@OXO and awards prizes to winning artists worth £13,000.

Now in its 7th edition, the competition has attracted more than 20,000 entries from 75 countries.


A total prize fund of £13,000 will be awarded. Prizes are as follows:

➜ 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
➜ New Artist Award (For artists who have not previously entered the Derwent Art Prize) £500

In addition, the First and Second prize winners will receive a special box of Derwent Lightfast Pencils. The revolutionary core is resistant to prolonged colour change ensuring artwork will not fade for up to 100 years under museum conditions.

There will be also additional special awards for the Young Artist.

GENERAL ADMISSION: The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for each additional work. Artists may only enter once, with a maximum of 6 images.

YOUNG ARTIST CONCESSION: Artists under 25 years of age will pay £5 per work.

Price and currency will vary depending on country.

Please note that if you decide not to upload any works or fail to complete your application before the deadline refunds will not be given.

Deadline for submission5pm (GMT), Thursday 4 January 2024
Selection results releasedw/c 29 January 2024

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