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The Batsford Prize 2022

We’re pleased to present The Batsford Prize 2022. The award is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at a UK institution, with over £5,000 of prizes to be won.

There are four categories to enter, with a £500 cash prize for the winner of each category:

  • Applied Art and Textiles
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration
  • Children’s Illustration


  • The People’s Choice Award

An award where the public chooses the winner from the shortlisted entries. There’s a £500 cash prize for the winner and books to win for those who vote.


The theme for the Batsford Prize 2022 is ‘Communication & Connection’. We are looking for entries that show innovative and well-crafted interpretations of the theme, in terms of subject or materials used, or a combination of the two. There is no restriction on the medium used, and we accept both entries that have been made as a part of coursework as well as personal work.


There are over £5,000 worth of prizes to be won.

The winners in each category will receive a £500 cash prize.

Winners will also receive £50 worth of Batsford books for themselves and £500 worth of books for their college. Two runners up in each category will receive £50 worth of books.

More information on how to enter here.