Please read the FAQs below for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris: Telephone: 01372 462190 Email:



No. If you register more works than you eventually submit, unfortunately no refunds will be offered.

Yes. The online application portal will allow you to increase the number of work you wish to submit before the deadline on 28 June 2017.

No. Artists are advised to take out their own insurance. Works selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be insured from 5pm on the final day of selection, 21 July 2017.

The maximum size drawing accepted for submission is 2.5m in the largest dimension, including frame.

No. We do not specify what media work should be made in. The nature of the exhibition is to generate debate about contemporary drawing practice and therefore work in any media is eligible for entry, if the artist considers it as drawing. Whilst debate about contemporary drawing practice is encouraged, the decision of the Selection Panel is final and binding.

The conditions of entry state that work should be framed. This is a standard measure to ensure that the delicate surfaces of the submitted drawings are protected in the normal course of handling and display.

If there is a genuine aesthetic reason for the work to remain unframed, the entry will be accepted subject to the following conditions:
i) the artist is required to provide a reusable and robust packing case or equivalent for the protection of the work which will withstand exhibition transportation across the national tour;
ii) the artist accepts that if they enter work outside of the Rules & Guidelines, it is entered at their own risk. The Jerwood Drawing Prize will not accept any liability for any loss or damage that may occur in the normal course of handling.
iii) if selected for exhibition, artists may be required to provide suitable packaging for their work while in storage and during transportation throughout the exhibition and tour, or to provide a frame or other means of presentation as recommended by the organisers.
iv) works that cannot be mirror plated must be accompanied by full hanging instructions and if selected for exhibition the artist may be required to supply suitable fixings.
v) the artist accepts that all work is uninsured during the selection process.

We advise that well-made, durable wooden frames are used. These types of frames ensure that the surface of your work is protected, and are robust enough to withstand transportation, handling and fixtures for hanging.

Please note that some frame finishes (such as gesso, lacquer, etc) are fragile and are not durable for handling purposes. If you decide to present your work in these types of frames, we strongly recommend you wrap the frame edges in stretch wrap film. Perspex frames should be submitted in a packing case for additional protection. Metal frames and clip frames are not allowed as these can cause injuries during the normal course of handling.

All metal projections can damage other work whilst in storage, and we require that you remove them as a matter of respect for other people’s work.

No. We ask for composite works to be presented in a single frame to ensure that the Selection Panel is presented with the work in its entirety.

Yes, but if you have already framed your work and do not want to remove the frame, or you do not wish to sign and date the front of your work because it interferes with the image, please sign and date the back of the frame.

Yes. Artists wishing to submit moving image works must submit them in MP4 or AVI format on a non-returnable USB memory stick. The duration of each work submitted must be clearly indicated on the Work Submission Form. These can be posted along with your Work Submission Form to: JDP17 c/o Parker Harris, 15 Church Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8QS and must arrive by 5 July 2017.

As a student you are eligible for both the main prizes and the student awards.

Yes. However, the Submission and Collection Centres are only open on specific dates, so you MUST arrange for a representative to deliver and/or collect your work for you when the centres are open. The representative collecting work for you MUST be in possession of your Submission Receipt.

No. Only work made since January 2016 is eligible for entry.

No. Only artists currently resident in the UK are eligible for entry.

We are using an online registration process to reduce our paper usage and streamline the application process. If you are unable to register online, please contact the Project Managers well in advance of the application deadline.

Please see the Submissions & Collections Timetable PDF in the Downloads/Links section of this website. Please note that Submission Centres will only receive your work on the dates and times specified.

Here are the dates you need:


LONDON Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QAFriday 14 July: 10am - 4pm Saturday 15 July: 10am - 3pmSaturday 22 July: 10am - 3pm Monday 24 July: 10am - 4pm
ABERYSTWYTHAberystwyth School of Art, Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1NGWednesday 5 July: 9.30am - 4.30pmWednesday 26 July: 9.30am - 4.30pm
BATHBath School of Art & Design, The Hub, Room T1,11 Sion Hill Bath BA1 5SFTuesday 11 July: 12pm - 4pmMonday 24 July: 12pm - 4pm
BELFASTBelfast School of Art, University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED Wednesday 5 July: 12pm - 5pmThursday 27 July: 12pm - 5pm
CHELTENHAMUniversity of Gloucestershire, Hardwick Campus, St Paul's Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4BS Tuesday 11 July: 12pm - 4pmMonday 24 July: 12pm - 4pm
GLASGOWCentre for Contemporary Arts The Cinema 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JDMonday 10 July: 10am - 4pmTuesday 25 July: 11am - 5pm
LEEDSThe Tetley, 1st Floor Galleries, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ Tuesday 11 July: 9am - 4pmThursday 27 July: 10am - 6pm
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNEFine Art Department, King Edward VII Building, King Road's Entrance, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 7RU Monday 10 July: 9.30am - 5pmWednesday 26 July: 9.30am - 5pm
NORWICHOutside Colman House University of East Anglia Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJTuesday 11 July: 12pm - 2pmWednesday 26 July: 12pm - 2pm
PLYMOUTHMain reception Plymouth College of Art Tavistock Place Plymouth PL4 8ATTuesday 11 July: 12pm - 4pmMonday 24 July: 12pm - 4pm

• Please note that all Submission and Collection dates and times may be subject to change.
• For instructions and information on submission of work please refer to the RULES AND GUIDELINES section on the website.

All artists will be informed by email of the Selection Panel’s decision by Friday 21 July 2017. The email will be from: Subsequently, the names of those artists selected for exhibition will appear in the Downloads/Links section of this website around this time. If email notification has not been received by Friday 21 July 2017, or your name does not appear on the list, your work has not been selected and will need to be collected. Works not collected on the specified dates detailed in the Submissions & Collections Timetable and the artist will be liable for storage charges.

Works not collected by 7 August 2017 will be disposed of at the discretion of the organisers/storage company.

No. Works will not be wrapped for collection following the selection process, unless specific travel frames or cases are provided.

Yes. It is possible to submit your work to one Collection Centre and return it to another, however you may not change your Collection Centre or return after Wednesday 28 June 2017.

If your work is selected you will be asked to provide and confirm further information for inclusion in the catalogue by 31 July 2017. This will include a written statement about the drawing(s) included in the exhibition of c300 words along with a brief biography of c200 words.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

01372 462190(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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