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The Batsford Prize 2017 is open for entries. This year’s theme is ‘Interpreting Nature’.

The Batsford Prize is an annual competition for all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Following the success of the new illustration award last year, we are expanding the competition with a children’s illustration category for the 2017 award, presented by Pavilion Children’s Books.

The Batsford Prize is supported by art supplier Cass Art who are offering The Cass Art Award, a prize of £500 going to the overall winner across the four categories. The categories are:

  • Applied and Fine Art (£500 cash prize)
  • Fashion (£500 cash prize)
  • Illustration (£500 cash prize)
  • Children’s Illustration (£500 cash prize)

Plus, The Cass Art Award for overall winner – £500 cash prize.

In addition, winners and runner-ups of each category will receive £50 worth of Batsford books. New for this year is that the winners will also get £500 worth of books for their college.

The competition is open to all undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation students across these subjects and related fields, studying at UK institutions.

We are looking for entries that show innovative and well-crafted interpretations of nature in terms of subject or materials used, or a combination of the two. The work should reveal something about nature and our relationship to it.

The last day for entries is 4 April 2017.  Shortlisted candidates and winners will be announced in April/May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the award event in London.

Click here for more information on how to enter and to download the entry form.