Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Derwent Art Prize 2014 - Two People's Choice Awards

The Derwent Art Prize offers two opportunities for the public to vote for the People's Choice Award in relation to the artwork selected for exhibition and - this year for the first time - all entries as well.  More about how to vote below.

Yesterday the Derwent Art Prize website published two galleries of images

Why not pretend to be a selector and take a look at all of them and and see what you think of both the pencil artworks which were entered and the works that were selected.

Would you have chosen a different set of c.80 works for the exhibition?  Which works would you have selected?

Each of the works also provide buttons which enable you to:
  • post to your facebook account
  • tweet an image
  • post an image on your Google+ account.

Selected artists

I'll be commenting further on the selected artists in a future post.

Some of the selected artworks in the Exhibition for the Derwent Art Prize 2014


The prizes split in two. The first set are those determined by the judges.  These are
  • First Prize -  £6,000
  • Second Prize -  £3,500
  • Third Prize -  £1,000
  • Young Artist Award for artists under 25 years - £500
  • UK Coloured Pencil Society Award for Excellence - £250

Then there's the TWO People Choices Awards which are chosen by the public this year.  As a development from last year, the competition organisers have made all the entries available for selection for this prize.

Thus we now have:
  • People’s Choice Award of £700 - from works selected for the exhibition and judged by visitors to the exhibition and visitors to the website.
  • People’s Choice Award of £700 - selected from all 2014 entries and judged by visitors to the website
I'm wondering if the 80th place in the exhibition might be for the People's Choice Award as judged by visitors to the website.

I'm also wondering what precautions have been put in place to prevent unfair interference with the voting.

The panel of judges for the main prizes are:
  • Kate Macfarlane, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Drawing Room, 
  • Josh Spero, Editor of Spears Magazine and Art Critic for Tatler UK, and 
  • Professor Anita Taylor, artist, Co-Founder and Director of Jerwood Drawing Prize and Dean of Bath School of Art and Design.

How to vote for the People's Choice Award

You can vote for TWO People's Choice awards.

It's not terribly obvious how you can vote for the People's Choice award - until you click on an image and realise that they each have a big green "Vote for this image in the People's Choice Award" button.

You've got a lot of images to review so make sure you don't click on the first image that you like!

The Derwent Art Prize Exhibition

The pencil artworks selected for exhibition will be seen in London and Cumbria. They'll be seen first at the Mall Galleries in London between the 15th – 20th September 2014. The second exhibition will be at The Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria in December 2014.

1 comment:

sandy c. said...

Good grief, these are fantastic. I'm still trying to get over the pencil drawing of the woman's face and the fried egg.

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