UKCPS Annual Open International Exhibition 2023

UKCPS Annual Open International Exhibition 2023

This year’s Yearly Open Exhibition held by the Uk Colored Pencil Society (UKCPS) will be held online opening on 1st August 2023.


There are a number of awards

  • Most effective in Exhibit: £500
  • Second Very best in Exhibit : £250
  • Most effective Pure Colour Pencil (no other media utilised) : £150
  • Pat Heffer Award
  • The Colour Pencil Shop Award
  • People’s Option: £100

Conditions and Situations of Entry

The get in touch with has gone out for submissions to the exhibition.

The deadline for entries is 15th June 2023.

Who can enter?

Any artist can enter this exhibition if 

  • you are residing
  • aged over 18 years previous
  • you can be any age and stay anyplace in the earth. It’s not minimal to artists residing in the Uk. 

What can you enter?

You can enter up to 5 artworks. On the other hand, no more than two pics for every artist will be demonstrated, irrespective of how several they enterThe artwork Will have to be 

  • initial (principle, design and execution by the artist) 
  • at the very least 50% color pencil, 
  • show compositional and drawing techniques, 
  • show the potential to use the medium of colour pencil. 
  • Entries must not have been shown in any past UKCPS exhibition.
  • Every single artwork need to have a title


  • Every single work submitted Will have to comprise at minimum 50% dry color pencil (i.e. wooden-cased, and wax- or
    oil-based mostly colour pencil, together with watercolour pencil if utilised dry). This definition excludes pastel
  • The remaining 50% of the get the job done may be in any other medium, including any drinking water or solvent applied.

Artwork is ineligible IF any just one of the adhering to apply:

  • Any image generated by drawing more than a electronic replica. 
  • Artwork executed in whole or portion less than instruction and/or in any training or workshop problem. 
  • Any perform copied from an individual else’s photograph(s), even with their permission. 
  • Use of an individual’s image without the need of that individual’s authorization, in accordance with Uk privacy
  • Any operate shown in any prior UKCPS exhibition. 

By implication it can be an artwork which you have entered into a different open exhibition and it was selected and exhibited. So, for illustration, this amazing function by Curtis Holder which I a short while ago saw in the SGFA Exhibition at the Shopping mall Galleries could be entered. It truly is also an example of a combined media artwork.

copyright Curtis Holder 
Coloured Pencil about acrylic gouache

How to enter

You will need to have photographs for each and every artwork entered. These ought to be

  • JPG or PNG files only 
  • min. measurement 1MB, 
  • max sizing 5MB.

Inadequately offered visuals, particularly those people that are out of concentration, poorly lit or pixelated will have an effect on your
odds of results. Each and every entry will be judged on your submitted impression(s) by itself. It is thus incredibly
significant to represent your operate as best you can

You can discover advice and information and facts for how to consider a great photograph of your artwork on my Art Organization Information. for Artists web page – see How to photograph artwork – for Artists

Entry charges are as follows

  • UKCPS Associates: 1st entry free of charge, supplemental entries £10 each 
  • Non-Users: £20 for every entry

All charges are non-refundable. Entries are not complete right until payment has been acquired


The images to be exhibited are chosen by an independent selection panel, who will be asked to find
works to make a diverse exhibition displaying the total array of abilities of the colour pencil
medium. All submitted photos will be introduced to the variety panel anonymously. No individual
knowledge, which include name, will be presented in the course of the choice.