What makes the Derwent Art Prize attractive for young artists and students?

The 2020 edition of the Derwent Art Prize sees the introduction of a number of special incentives for young artists: a Young Artist First Prize of £4,000, a Young Artist Second Prize of £2,000, and a reduced entry fee for young artists – just £5 per work.

Emma Bertin Sanabria, winner of the Young Artist Award 2018, comments that ‘winning the Young Artist Award was a great honour. It allowed me to show my work to a wider audience, and encouraged me to further pursue exposure. On a personal level, it bolstered my confidence in my work, and my willingness to share it.

Noé by Emma Bertin Sanabria 

In addition, ten young artists will be selected for an online exhibition which will be available to view for one month on the Derwent website. This opportunity was introduced in response to previous young artist exhibitors’ comments about the value of the exposure that the Prize already provides.

As 2018 young artist exhibitor Kate Black explains, ‘Alongside the generous prizes on offer, shortlisted artists are given the opportunity to exhibit their artwork on a national stage. For me, this developed my profile within a specialist drawing context and also gave my work exposure to a broader audience. Being part of the Derwent Prize adds validity to my standing as a practitioner for other galleries, clients and collaborative opportunities.

Horse Peg Leg by Kate Black

Finally, the Young Artist Winner will have their winning entry displayed at the Moniker Art Fair – in New York in May 2020 and in London in October 2020 – a high-concept, fully-curated re-imagining of the traditional art fair which will embrace the global pace and ambition set by the Fair’s overseas expansion. This, the 10th edition of the Fair, will exhibit an international roster of the finest artists and galleries at the cutting edge of urban art and culture.

Moniker Art Fair

To enter the Derwent Art Prize 2020, please visit www.derwent-artprize.com where you can fill in an online entry form and upload your images. The deadline is 17 February 2020.