The Competition is open to all living British and international artists (for participating countries please refer to point 3 of the Terms & Conditions) over the age of 18 years old on 1 January 2022.
A third party (e.g. gallery, agent or other representative) may submit work on behalf of the artist, but the third party must confirm the conditions stated point 7 of the Terms & Conditions.
The submitted entry (the “Work”) must be original, created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). Mixed media works are eligible but the main component must be pencil or one of the media previously listed.
The work must not exceed 182cms in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.
The Competition is open to both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works.
Any component part of the pencil can also be used in the creation of artworks.
All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years.
The work selected for exhibition must be available until 7 March 2022.
For a list of inadmissible works please refer to point 8 of the Terms & Conditions.
In order to enter the competition, all entrants shall complete an online application form at https://www.derwent-artprize.com/online-entry/ (the “Entry Form”) and follow all directions therein. All images uploaded for the purposes of completing the entry process shall not be manipulated or otherwise artificially or digitally enhanced by the Artist.
The judges shall be appointed by the Company in such number and of such qualification as it sees fit at its sole discretion. The Judges’ decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. All works will be judged anonymously and there will be no segregation by country, genre or style etc.
All selected artists will be contacted after the selection with full delivery details and dates. The delivery of the work to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the artists. When delivering in person the work should be delivered unwrapped. Framing or mounting of works, if required for exhibition, is also the responsibility of the artist and must be carried out prior to delivery. Works not requiring framing or mounting must be suitably protected to avoid damage in transit and clear indication should be given as to how the work could be presented. A full list of recommended carriers will be available for artists selected for exhibition. Please not that work should be delivered with no fixings.
Entries shall be sent:
As regards Artists who are not resident in the UK or concerning entries that emanate from outside the UK, all selected artists will be contacted after the selection with full delivery details and dates. The delivery cost of the work to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist and the artist shall be responsible for any import custom charges and duties. Framing or mounting of works, if required for exhibition, is also the responsibility of the artist and must be carried out prior to delivery. Works not requiring framing or mounting must be suitably protected to avoid damage in transit and clear indication should be given as to how the work could be presented.Please not that work should be delivered with no fixings. Entries from outside the UK shall be sent:
Any Competition monies awarded to winning artists is paid gross of all taxes and charges. The prizes are as follows:
**Up to a monthly value of £50 (including postage)
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.
Works selected for exhibition may be offered for sale. The Company will levy 40% plus VAT commission on all works sold during the exhibitions or afterwards directly as a result of the Derwent Art Competition both at the exhibitions and on the website. Artists must make sure that their sale price includes the commission and, if applicable, VAT. Artists who are registered for VAT must ensure that they include their VAT number on the Entry Form.
The return of work after the exhibition is also the responsibility of the artists, including any custom charges and duties. The organisers will endeavour to retain packaging for international work. Artists are reminded to clearly mark their packaging with their name. The Company, or any of its affiliates or parents, reserves the right to dispose of any works after the exhibition that have not been collected by the artists or where the artists have made no attempt to collect their work within 3 months of the collection date.
Whilst the Company shall use reasonable skill in all circumstances in handling artists’ works, occasional damage to works may occur. The Company shall have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage or destruction (including loss of profits or any other consequential loss, indirect or incidental losses) to, or relating to, a work of art submitted for exhibition unless such loss arises as a direct result of negligence by the Company. For further details please refer to point 34 of the Terms & Conditions.
It is highly recommended that the exhibiting artists insure with a reputable insurance company their works of art for their market value.
Each artist, by entering the Derwent Art Competition confirms that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work and that they have obtained prior written approval for the use of any third party copyrighted material contained in the submitted work.
Artists will allow the work to be photographed and reproduced by the Derwent Art Competition for the purposes of promoting the exhibition including; catalogue, press and publicity and websites in all territories. Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist. Any enquiries for copyright will be referred to the artist.
For full details please refer to points 38-40 of the Terms & Conditions.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (and all other relevant Data Protection legislation), the Company will hold the personal data of artists supplied on the Entry Form securely. The data will only be used in the process of administering the Derwent Art Competition and will not be transferred to any third party not directly involved in this Exhibition.
By entering the Derwent Art Competition artists are agreeing to all of the within Conditions of entry. The Company’s decision on all matters pertaining to the above is final. The Company reserves the right, at any time, and from time to time to amend, modify, vary, or discontinue the terms of this competition.
The Cumberland Pencil Company is a trading name of ACCO (UK) Ltd (197754). Registered office is Oxford House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8SZ.
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