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BATSFORD PRIZE

 

Who can enter

Undergraduate, postgraduate or foundation students studying at any university or college in the United Kingdom are eligible to enter the Batsford Prize UK.

Undergraduate, postgraduate or foundation students studying at any university or college outside of the United Kingdom are eligible to enter the Batsford Prize International.

Entrants must be a student at the time of submitting for the award.

Entrants must be aged 18 or over on the closing date 28th March 2018.

Fine Art

Students of any Fine Art subject, including but not limited to:

  • Fine Art
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography

Applied Art

Students of any Applied Art subject, including but not limited to:

  • Applied Art
  • Textiles
  • Design
  • Craft

Fashion

Students of any fashion subject, including but not limited to:

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Photography
  • Costume Design
  • Fashion Jewellery

Illustration

Students of any Illustration subject, including but not limited to:

  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Communication

Children’s Illustration

Students of illustration subjects focusing on children’s illustration.

 

The theme for the Batsford Prize 2018 is ‘Craving Colour’

We are looking for entries that show innovative and well-crafted interpretations of colour, in terms of subject or materials used, or a combination of the two.

 

Submitting your entry

Entries should be comprised of:

  • up to 5 digital images of the work, OR a digital version of a picture book/graphic novel, OR a video (plus stills)
  •  a supporting statement of up to 500 words (to be included on the entry form)

Entries are accepted via the Zealous platform. Entrants will need to create a free account in order to submit their entry. File types accepted are JPEG and PDF. Please submit high-res images where possible. For video entries, please submit a link to where judges can view the video online.

The last day for entries is 28 March 2018.

The submitted work should be original to the student and any copyright cleared (if necessary). Both works created as a part of the students coursework and personal works are accepted for entry. Professional works created for clients or due to be published in a professional context will not be accepted.

There’s a limit of one entry per person.

Shortlisted entrants will be notified in April 2018. Shortlisted entrants and their tutors will be invited to attend an award event in London in May 2018, where the winners will be announced.

If you have any questions, please email batsford@pavilionbooks.com with ‘BATSFORD PRIZE’ as the email subject.


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