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’s 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 – 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’s 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 – 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 – 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.