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The cumberland pencil company is delighted to announce its second Derwent Art Prize, open to British and international artists for works created in pencil.
The aim of the Prize, which in its inaugural year attracted over 3,500 entries from 67 countries worldwide, is to reward excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in this versatile medium.
The works entered must be created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or colouring pencils). The work must not exceed 182cms in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.
The Prize is open to both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years. The work selected for exhibition must be available from 1st September 2014 to January 2015.
Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist.
There is an entry fee of £15 (approx. 25 USD) application fee for the first work and £5 per additional works.
The Prize is open to all living British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 9th June 2014.
A total prize fund of £12,400 (approx. 20,600 USD) will be awarded at the Private View at Mall Galleries, London on 15th September 2014 and will be divided as follows:
• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,500
• Third Prize: £1,000
• People’s Choice Award: £700
Two additional prizes will be awarded this year: the Young Artist Award of £500 for artists under 25 years, and an additional People’s Choice Award of £700, selected from all 2014 entries and judged by visitors to the Derwent Art Prize’s website.