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The Jerwood Drawing Prize aims to promote and reward excellence and talent in contemporary drawing practice through the support and recognition of the work of established and emerging artists in the field of drawing. The Jerwood Drawing Prize has been developed to provide a forum for the exhibition of current drawing practice through the selection of an annual show by a panel of subject experts. The annual exhibition is open to all artists resident or domiciled in the UK.

Drawings are chosen for the annual exhibition from an open submission by an independent panel of three selectors who typically represent the perspectives of the practitioner, curator, and writer.

An illustrated catalog is published each year to accompany the exhibition. It includes images of the selected drawings, biographical details of each selected artist and a statement about their drawing, essays by the selectors, the project director and the director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The Jerwood Visual Arts series, launched in 2006, provides a broader disciplinary context for the project. Visit the About us and Archive sections to find out more.

Artists make an application online to register their intent to submit up to three drawings made or completed during the previous eighteen months. Once the application process is complete in late June, artists submit their drawing to one of the designated Collection Centres for inclusion in the selection process, which takes place in July each year.

Each year the selection panel changes and, as a result, the exhibitions reflect differing priorities and focus. Approximately 40-50 drawings are chosen for the exhibition, which tours to several venues in the UK. The panel first selects the drawings for the exhibition and then, from this shortlist, the panel nominates and selects the drawings for the awards. The award winners are announced at the Jerwood Space, London at the launch of the exhibition in September.

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