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The 2023 John Ruskin Prize



Posted on 10 July 2023

20 September 2023 at 5pm BST

Who may enter
The competition is open to artists, designers and makers, both amateur and professional, of all nationalities, aged 18 and over.

Short description

The John Ruskin Prize is organised by The Big Draw, a visual literacy charity based in London.

The John Ruskin Prize aims to attract entries from a wide range of artists and makers celebrating creativity in all mediums, encompassing drawing, painting, print, sculpture, photography, textiles, animation, digital art, performance, installation, and mixed media art among others.

All submissions need to respond to the theme "Seeing the Unseen, Hearing the Unspoken".

You can submit work in any medium, however submissions must be digital in format as work will be viewed and judged digitally. 

Submissions can be made through the online entry portal.

Entry fees
• Standard entry
1 artwork: £25; 2 artworks: £40; 3 artworks: £50

• Under 26 entry
1 artwork: £20; 2 artworks: £25; 3 artworks: £38

• International digital entry
1 artwork; £15: 2 artworks: £20; 3 artworks: £30

• 1st Prize: £3,000
• 2nd Prize: £2,000
• The Alan Davidson Under 26 Prize: £1,000
• The International Prize: £1,000
• The 2024 Kate Mason Prize for Innovation: £1,000

Those Under 26 at the time of submission are eligible for the Alan Davidson Under 26 Prize. Entries from countries outside of the UK mainland are eligible for The International Prize. All other entries are eligible for all other prizes. 

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.