Prizes

With prizes of over £15,000 on offer for the best in Northern contemporary art.

 

  • About the Prizes in 2017
    • ¬£10,000 Valeria Sykes Award – open to all artists over the age of 18 with a connection to the North of England, whether through birth, degree level study or residence.
    • ¬£2,500 Patron‚Äôs Choice Award – this award will be presented by our patron on the night of the Private View; all exhibited works will be considered.
    • Emerging Artists Prize offering mentoring, professional advice and exhibition opportunities.
    • Zillah Bell Printmakers’ Prize ‚Äď all forms of original printmaking are eligible for this prize, the winner of which will be offered a solo¬†exhibition in the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk, which plays host to some of the best¬† printmakers’ shows in the country.
    • The tig Visitors’ Choice Award – where visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite work in the Prize Exhibition.
    • New Light Purchase Prize – the winner’s work will be purchased by New Light to add to the New Light Collection.

     

  • About the Prizes in 2015
    • ¬£10,000 Valeria Sykes Award – open to all artists over the age of 18 with a connection to the North of England, whether through birth, degree level study or residence.
    • ¬£2,500 Patron‚Äôs Choice Award – this award will be presented by our patron on the night of the Private View; all exhibited works will be considered.
    • Swinton Foundation Prize for emerging artists offering mentoring, professional advice and exhibition opportunities.
    • Zillah Bell Printmaker’s Prize ‚Äď all forms of original printmaking are eligible for this prize, the winner of which will be offered a solo¬†exhibition in the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk, which plays host to some of the best¬† printmakers’ shows in the country
    • The tig Visitors’ Choice Awards ‚Äď this¬†is actually three prizes, as one will be awarded at each of the exhibiting venues, where visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite work. The Inter Group (tig) is a Yorkshire-based marketing communications provider and will produce 1,000 full colour A5 postcards for each winning artist, helping them to promote their work more widely.