The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize aims to promote and reward excellence and talent in current drawing practice. Please read the Rules & Guidelines carefully as you will be asked to acknowledge acceptance of them during the online registration process.



All applicants must comply with the following rules:

  • Drawings made since January 2021 only are eligible for entry.
  • All drawings submitted must be available from the date of submission in 2022 for the duration of exhibition and tour in 2022-23.
  • Once submitted, no refunds, part or whole will be offered.


The applicant is responsible for ensuring their work meets the following guidelines:

  • Work should not exceed 2.4m in any dimension when framed.
  • Composite drawings must be presented within one frame.
  • All projections (including mirror plates, d-rings and picture wire) MUST be removed from frames before submission in order to protect other works.
  • Works that cannot be mirror-plated must be accompanied by full installation instructions and, if selected, the artist may be required to provide suitable fixings.
  • Each drawing should be authenticated by the applicant in an appropriate place (i.e. signed and dated on the reverse of the work or frame is acceptable).
  • Frames MUST be durable for handling and hanging purposes throughout the selection process, exhibition and tour. Perspex frames should be submitted in a packing case for protection during transportation and storage. Clip-framed glass or metal frames are ineligible, as they are dangerous for our team of art handlers.
  • Unframed drawings submitted for consideration by the Selection Panel must be durable for handling purposes. Unframed drawings must be submitted with adequate protective packaging and clear handling instructions for the selection process, exhibition, and national exhibition tour.
  • Works being shipped from outside of the UK must be sent unframed/unglazed.
  • All works must comply with standard health and safety legislation.
  • All works should weigh less than 50kg.


The utmost care will be taken of all work submitted for the selection process, however the organisers of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize shall have no liability for any loss or damage caused to work during the selection process, whether such damage is caused by the organisers, their team of staff or otherwise.

Works entered are not insured during the selection process and entrants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance for works entered.

All drawings selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will be insured from 6pm 20 July 2022. Selected works will be insured to the value indicated at the time of submission by the entrant in either the Sale Price or Insurance Value section of the Work Submission Form. Please note that if no value is entered in either of these sections on the Work Submission Form, then the value of the work will be deemed to be NIL. In the unlikely event of any claim on insurance being made, independent and verifiable insurance valuations will need to be provided.


Applicants are required to provide reusable packing cases to protect fragile or delicate works during the selection process, and if selected, for the exhibition and tour.

For the protection of delicate frame surfaces, please stretch film wrap around the frame.

The Project Manager of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize reserves the right to refuse entry at any Collection Centre should the work be deemed too fragile or unsafe for submission and/or handling. However, acceptance of the work for the selection process does not constitute responsibility for fragile or unsafe work by the organisers of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

If handling instructions are required, please print these clearly on a sheet of A4 paper and attach to the outside of packaged work and attach a copy to the Work Submission Form.

If a fragile work is selected for exhibition, the applicant may be required to provide additional packaging, framing, or other means, to enable the work to be presented, stored and transported safely throughout the exhibition and national tour.


Stage 1

Notification of the longlist will be sent to the artists by 20 June 2022.

Stage 2

All entrants will be informed by email of the Selection Panel’s final decision by Wednesday 20 July 2022. The email will be from: Subsequently, the entry numbers for the drawings selected for exhibition will appear in the General Info section of this website.

If email notification has not been received by Wednesday 20 July 2022 at 6pm, or your entry number does not appear on the list of selected drawings on this website, your work has not been selected and will therefore need to be collected.

If you do not receive an email or you are unable to view the accepted list online, please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris: T: 020 3653 0896 or email:

The decision of the Selection Panel is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.


Unselected works will be available to collect from Trinity Buoy Wharf on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 July 2022.

Works not collected on the collection days for the London Collection Centre will go into storage.

Full details of dates and times of return of works to Regional Collection Points will be given upon notification of results. Please note that storage beyond the stated collection dates is NOT AVAILABLE and therefore, regrettably any uncollected work will be disposed of.

All unselected work will be returned to the Collection Centre chosen at the time of registration.

Standard copyright practice is adhered to.


The organisers of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and the Project Manager hold personal data provided by entrants for the exhibition each year. This information will be used solely in conjunction with your entry for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. If your work is accepted for the exhibition your personal data will be transferred to an archive for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Data pertaining to those whose work is not selected will be held for up to 12 months, after which this information will be destroyed. In registering, entrants agree that if selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize their contact details will be retained by the organisers of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and these will be added to the mailing lists for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project delivered by Drawing Projects UK and the University of Dundee, from which is it possible to unsubscribe at any time.


For the purpose of the Work Submission Form the sale price should include 50% commission. If your work is accepted for the exhibition the Project Manager will confirm the sale price(s) and any applicable VAT with you. Please state the value of the work for insurance purposes if the work is not for sale.

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