Open Calls

A list of current open calls: Updated Monthly.

THE DERWENT ART PRIZE

The Derwent Art Prize is a global art competition and exhibition. Open to artists from around the world, the Prize rewards excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created in pencil or coloured pencil as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal. 

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

The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by artists from around the world.

THE EXHIBITION

The exhibition at Gallery@OXO in central London will be from 24 February – 6 March 2022.

THE PRIZES

A total prize fund of £12,500 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

In addition, we are delighted to announce that all 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.

*We will be announcing additional special awards for the Young Artist winner shortly.

** Up to a monthly value of £50 (including postage)