ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Including key dates, guidelines and rules.

  • Key Dates for the Prize Exhibition 2017/18

    These are all the dates you need for your diary:

    • 1 May 2017: Online entries open
    • 31 July 2017: Deadline for online entries, by 5pm
    • 16 October 2017: Results of shortlisting emailed to artists by this date
    • 10 November: Selected work to be delivered to the Bowes Museum
    • 17 November 2017: Judging at the Bowes Museum followed by Exhibition Preview and Award Presentation
    • 18 November 2017 – 18 February 2018: Prize Exhibition runs at the Bowes Museum
    • 10 March 2018 – 2 June 2018: Prize Exhibition runs at Huddersfield Art Gallery
    • 25 June – 30 June 2018: Prize Exhibition runs at the Bankside Gallery, London
    • 13 October 2018 – 27 January 2019: Prize Exhibition runs at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
    • 30 January 2018 – 1 February 2019: Collection of work from Tullie House
  • Guidelines for 2017/18
    • The prizes offered by New Light are open to all artists who
      • were born in the North of England or
      • are currently living in the North of England or
      • studied at degree or postgraduate level (in an arts-based subject) in the North of England.
    • For these purposes, the North of England is defined as being the historic counties of Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

    Prize Map

     

    • Entrants can be at any stage in their career; there is no upper age restriction, but we do ask for entrants to be over 18 when entries close.
    • The Prize is open to all static works, capable of being wall-hung without requiring any power source. There is no maximum size for two-dimensional work, but three-dimensional work cannot exceed a depth of 50cm. Photography and digital imagery are excluded.
    • Pieces shortlisted for the prizes must be available for judging and sale until the end of the Prize Exhibition tour.
  • The Rules in 2017/18
      • Entrants must send a correctly completed entry form and appropriate fee to New Light for each image submitted: ÂŁ15 for the first image, ÂŁ30 for two and ÂŁ10 for each subsequent image. Entrants must send only one image per work submitted.
      • Once a work has been submitted and the appropriate fee paid, no refund will be made.
      • There is no maximum number of submissions per artist; however no more than 3 works will be shortlisted per artist.
      • Entrants should submit their work in JPEG, TIFF or PNG format.
      • In sending an image, entrants confirm that they own the copyright of the image or have the copyright owner’s authority to distribute the image for reproduction.
      • Entrants must have been born in or currently live in the North of England, as defined by the historic counties of Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cumbria and Yorkshire, or have graduated in an art-based subject from a college or university based in the North of England with a Bachelor’s or Post Graduation degree.
      • Entrants must be aged 18 or over on 1st May 2017.
      • All submissions must be static works, capable of being wall-hung without requiring any power source. Photography and digital imagery are excluded.
      • There is no maximum size for two-dimensional work, but three-dimensional work cannot exceed a depth of 50cm.
      • All forms of original printmaking are acceptable. No digital or photographic processes are allowed.
      • The closing date for submission of entries is 5pm on 31st July 2017.
      • Entries may not be submitted by e-mail.
      • Shortlisted entrants will be notified by 23rd October 2017.
      • Originals of any submitted entry must be available for judging should the entry be selected.
      • Selected works must be delivered to the Bowes Museum on the 10th November 2017.
      • All work must be framed unless agreed otherwise with New Light before delivery to the Bowes Museum.
      • Mirror-plates must be attached to all works selected.
      • Selected work must also be available and for sale during the Prize.Exhibition tour from 17th November 2017 to 27th January 2019.
      • Selected works must be delivered to the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham and any unsold pieces collected after the exhibition tour finishes at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle on the specified dates. Initial and final carriage will be at the artist’s expense; however, carriage between exhibition venues will be covered by New Light.
      • All artists submit their work on the understanding that selected pieces will be exhibited as for sale.
      • An artist whose work is sold at one of the venues during the Prize Exhibition tour may be invited to offer replacement work for subsequent legs of the tour. New Light reserves the right to select from the artist’s suggested replacements and to reject all suggestions if the organisers feel the offered replacements are not of a similar standard to the work initially shortlisted.
      • The organisers will retain a 50% commission of all sales with the remainder being paid to the artist. This will be shared between New Light and the exhibition venues. VAT may be chargeable on the commission, but the artist will never receive less than 50 percent.
      • The judges may ask to hold short interviews with shortlisted entrants to assist their deliberations in choosing winners.
      • New Light may change the frame on work for the exhibition at the organisers’ discretion. This will be done with consideration of the artist’s views. The cost for this will be deducted from the sale price.
      • Shortlisted entrants will not be expected to reimburse New Light for the cost of framing any unsold pieces.
      • Unsold shortlisted entrants’ work must be collected from Tullie House Museum between 30th January 2019 and 1st February 2019. Uncollected work will incur a daily storage charge set by New Light and Tullie House.
      • The Prizes will be presented on Friday 17th November 2017 at the Prize Exhibition Preview.
      • Artists awarded a prize will be asked to provide original evidence of how they meet the entry criteria.
      • The copyright of all works submitted for the New Light Prize Exhibition will remain the property of the artist, but it is a condition of entry that the organisers reserve the right of reproduction of all works invited for exhibition for publicity/educational/reference purposes.
      • The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
      • The personal information supplied by entrants will be held securely by the organisers in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.
      • No sponsor, judge, adviser, member, employee of New Light, or relative thereof, is eligible for a prize.