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


  • All applicants must be resident in the UK.
  • Only work made since January 2018 is eligible for entry.
  • All work submitted must be available from the date of submission in 2019 and for the duration of exhibition and tour in 2019-2020.
  • Once registered for entry, no refunds, part or whole will be offered. The applicant is responsible for ensuring their work meets the following criteria:
  • 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. Please note that clip-framed glass or metal frames are ineligible, as they are dangerous for our handling team.
  • Any unframed works submitted for consideration by the selection panel must be provided with adequate protective packaging and clear handling instructions for the selection process, exhibition and national tour.
  • Any three-dimensional works must comply with standard safety legislation.
  • All works should weigh less than 50kg.


The utmost care will be taken of all work submitted for selection, 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 work selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will be insured from 6pm 18 July 2019. Selected works will be insured to the value as indicated by the entrant in either the Sale Price or Insurance Value section on the Work Submission Form at the time of submission. 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, exhibition and national tour.

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

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

If particular handling instructions are required, please print these clearly 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 stored and transported safely throughout the exhibition and national tour.


All entrants will be informed by email of the Selection Panel’s decision by Thursday 18 July 2019. The email will be from: Subsequently, the names of those selected for exhibition will appear in the ‘General Info’ section of this website at this time.

If email notification has not been received by Friday 19 July 2019, or your name does not appear on the list of selected applicants 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 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Selection Panel is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.


Unselected works for London Collection will be available for collection by applicants from Trinity Buoy Wharf on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 10am to 4pm.

Works not collected on the collection days for the London Collection will go into storage and will incur charges.

For full details of dates and times of return of works to Regional Collection Centres, please check the Submissions & Collections Timetable PDF which can be downloaded from the Downloads/Links section of this website. Please note that storage beyond the stated collection dates is NOT AVAILABLE at any of the Collection Centres. Therefore any uncollected work will be taken to an independent storage company where storage charges will be applied and the artist will be responsible for all storage fees or will be disposed of by the Collection Centre.

All unselected work will be returned to the Collection Centre chosen at the time of registration. It is not possible to change your Collection Centre after 5pm on 26 June 2019.

Standard copyright practice is adhered to.


The organisers of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and the Project Managers 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 and these may be added to the mailing lists for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize at Bath Spa University, 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 Managers 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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