Please read the FAQs below for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure or need advice, please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris:


You will be sent an email on 20 July 2023 to the email address that you used when you registered your work. If you have not received it please check your spam filter.

The Project Manager, Parker Harris, will publish the list of names and titles of the drawings accepted for the exhibition on this website and the selected work numbers.  If your name does not appear on this list, you MUST collect your work from your chosen Collection Centre. If your name and work title does appear here, but you have entered more works than are listed, then your other work has not been selected and you MUST collect it.

No. If you register more works than you eventually submit, unfortunately no refunds will be offered.

Yes. The online application portal will allow you to increase the number of works you wish to submit before the deadline of 5pm on 30 June 2023.

The maximum size drawing accepted for submission is 2.4m in the largest dimension, including frame. Please note that 3-dimensional work should not exceed weight limit XX

No. Entrants are advised to take out their own insurance. Works selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 will be insured from 20 July 2023.

No. We do not specify what media drawings are made in, or with. The nature of the exhibition is to generate debate about contemporary drawing practice and therefore work in any media is eligible for entry, if the maker considers it as drawing. Whilst debate about contemporary drawing practice is encouraged, the decision of the Selection Panel is final and binding.

The conditions of entry state that work should be framed. This is a standard measure to ensure that your drawings are protected in the normal course of handling and display.

If there is a genuine aesthetic reason for the work to remain unframed, the entry will be accepted subject to the following conditions:
i) you will be required to provide a reusable and robust packing case, or equivalent, for the protection of your work that is designed for safe transportation, handling and storage, and that will not cause damage to other works;
ii) that if you enter work outside of the Rules & Guidelines, it is entered at your own risk. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will not accept any liability for any loss or damage that may occur in the normal course of handling.
iii) if selected for exhibition, you may be required to provide suitable packaging for your work while in storage and during transportation throughout the exhibition and tour, or to provide a frame or other means of presentation as recommended by the organisers.
iv) works that cannot be mirror plated, once selected, must be accompanied by full hanging instructions and if selected for exhibition you may be required to supply suitable fixings.
v) you accept that your work is uninsured during the submission, selection process, and return of work if unselected.

We recommend that well-made, durable wooden frames are used. These types of frames ensure that the surface of your work is protected, and are robust enough to withstand transportation, handling and fixtures for hanging.

Please note that some frame finishes (such as gesso, lacquer, etc) are fragile and are not durable for handling purposes. If you decide to present your work in these types of frames, we strongly recommend you wrap the frame edges in stretch wrap film. Perspex frames should be submitted in a packing case for additional protection. Metal frames and clip frames are not allowed as these can cause injuries during the normal course of handling.

All metal projections can damage other works whilst in storage, and we require that you remove them as a matter of respect for other people’s work.

No. We ask for composite works to be presented in a single frame to ensure that the Selection Panel is presented with the work in its entirety.

We need you to confirm that the work is your own original work – by ticking the confirmation box on the registration form we will accept this as your confirmation and your work does not need to be signed to authenticate it, although it is standard practice to do so.

Yes. Artists wishing to submit moving image works will be asked to provide a video link after the 5 June.

As a student of a programme of study at a College or University you are eligible for the First Prize and Second Prize of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, as well as the Student Award.

Yes. Please provide your student number and other details as requested on the application form.

Once the selection process has been completed, we will invite all non-student artists and makers selected for the exhibition to make a proposal for the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award. The Award will then be selected by a Trustee of the Evelyn Williams Trust, the Director of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, and the Director/Chief Curator of the gallery where the exhibition will be held.

Yes. However, the Submission and Collection Centres are only open on specific dates, so you MUST arrange for a representative to deliver and/or collect your work for you when the centres are open. The representative collecting work for you MUST be in possession of your Submission Receipt.

No. Only work made since January 2022 is eligible for entry.

We are using an online registration process to reduce our paper usage and streamline the application process. If you are unable to register online, please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris, well in advance of the application deadline.

All artists will be informed by email of the Selection Panel’s decision by Thursday 20 July 2023. The email will be from: Subsequently, the names of those artists and work titles selected for exhibition will appear in the Downloads/Links section of this website around this time.

If email notification has not been received by Thursday 20 July 2023, or your name does not appear on the list, your work has not been selected and will need to be collected.

No. Works will not be wrapped for collection following the selection process, unless specific re-usable travel frames or cases are provided.

If your drawing is selected you will be asked to provide and confirm further information for inclusion in the exhibition catalogue by 4 August 2023. This will include a written statement of 300 words about each drawing included in the exhibition, along with a brief biography of 200 words. You will be sent a template for the biography to complete if your drawing is selected for exhibition.

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