National Open Art Competition - London

Derwent Art Prize 2022 - Now Calling 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.

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

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

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

Entry fee: £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.


National Open Art Competition