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.



  1. Only drawings made since January 2022 are eligible for entry.
  2. All work entered must be available from the date of submission in 2023 and for the duration of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition and tour (2023-2024).
  3. Once registered for entry, no refunds will be offered.
  4. It is the entrant’s responsibility to organise and pay for shipping to their chosen Collection Centre and, if sending from overseas, to declare the artwork on an international postage customs declaration form and pay any customs costs your country may impose and arrange insurance during delivery.
  5. Work should not exceed 2.4m in any dimension when framed.


  1. The applicant is responsible for ensuring their work meets the following criteria for inclusion in the exhibition:
    1. Unframed Works:
      1. 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.
      2. Any work presented unframed must be delivered in suitable packaging e.g. a poster tube with a removable cap or in a portfolio, portfolio sleeve, or a packing case (as appropriate).
    2. Framed Works:
      1. All projections (including mirror plates, d-rings and picture wire) MUST be removed from frames before submission in order to protect other works.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. Please note that clip-framed glass or metal frames are ineligible, as they are dangerous for our handling team.


The utmost care will be taken of all work selected for the Working Drawing Award, however the organisers of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize shall have no liability for any loss or damage caused to work during delivery to the exhibition.

All work selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award will be insured on receipt in London. 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. 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 exhibition tour. The packaging for these works must be able to be resealed without the use of tape. Any rolled drawings must be packed in a cardboard tube with a removable/replaceable cap.

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 delivery at any Collection Centre should the work be deemed too fragile for submission and/or handling, the work has inadequate packaging, or is too heavy for normal handling.

If particular handling or display instructions are required, please print these clearly and attach to the outside of packaged work, and also attach a copy of these to the Work Submission Form.

If a fragile or unframed work is selected for the Working Drawing Award display, the applicant may be required to provide additional packaging, framing or other means to enable the work to be stored, presented and transported safely throughout the exhibition and exhibition tour. The Project Manager, Parker Harris, will be able to advise entrants with drawing(s) selected for the Working Drawing Award on delivery and packing arrangements as needed.


All entrants will be informed by email of the Selection Panel decision by Monday 12 June 2023. The email will be from: Subsequently, names and drawing titles of those selected for exhibition will appear in the ‘General Info’ section of this website at this time.

If no email notification has been received by Thursday 12 June 2023, or your name does not appear on the list of those with selected drawings on this website, your work has not been. If you do not receive an email or you are unable to view the accepted list online, please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris: by email:

The decision of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2023 Selection Panel is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

Standard copyright practice must be adhered to by the entrant. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 it is the general rule that, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, copyright of a work of art/drawing will belong to the artist/creator/drawing practitioner at the time of entry. By submitting their work, the artist/creator/drawing practitioner grants the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project permission to photograph and/or film the submitted works for press and marketing purposes, including the right to free reproduction in the exhibition publication, posters, websites or other non-commercial promotional material in connection with the exhibition and wider project.


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 and these may be added to the mailing lists for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, 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. Please note that all insurance values stated need to be verifiable.

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