The Batsford prize competition, call for submissions

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The Batsford Prize is an annual competition organised by art book publisher Batsford. Now in its fifth year running, the award is open to students of fine and applied art, fashion and illustration, and is supported by art supplier Cass Art. The categories are:

Applied and Fine Art



Children’s Illustration 

NEW category presented by Pavilion Children’s Books

Plus, The Cass Art Award for overall winner

The Batsford Prize is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students across these subjects, studying at a UK institution.

Prize pot with a total value of over £5,000

The winner of each category will receive a £500 cash prize, as well as £50 worth of Batsford books for themselves and £500 worth of Batsford books for their college. Two runners up from each category will receive £50 worth of Batsford books.

Batsford has teamed up with art supplier Cass Art, who are supporting the award for the second year running, offering a £500 cash prize to the overall winner across the four categories.

Theme: Interpreting Nature

The theme of The Batsford Prize 2017 is ‘Interpreting Nature’. Entries should show innovative and well-crafted interpretations of nature in terms of subject or materials used, or a combination of the two. The work should reveal something about nature and our relationship to it.

The last day for entries is 4 April 2017, the shortlisted candidates will be announced in April and the winners will be revealed at an awards event in London on the 10th May 2017.

More information and competition entry forms are available from

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