Awards

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 ABOUT THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL AWARDS: WIN UP TO £750 FOR YOUR EVENT!

Every year, The Big Draw awards 8 prizes and hosts an awards ceremony showcasing the jaw-dropping Big Draw Festival events of organisations and individuals worldwide, selected by an expert panel of art educators and innovators. Winners are selected on innovation, resourcefulness, facilitating widening participation and engagement with the theme.

A new 'People's Choice Award' has been introduced in 2017 which is entirely in the hands of the public! Click here to vote or encourage votes!

Only organisations and individuals registered for The Big Draw Festival are eligible to apply for the Awards and be eligible for The People's Choice vote.  Both UK and international organisers are eligible to apply for all awards.


 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL AWARDS 2017!

 

Students and staff from Stanley Grove Primary Academy at The STEAM Powered Festival Awards Ceremony at Carpenter's Hall, London in 2017, accepting their award presented by Big Draw Patron Bob & Roberta Smith OBE RA.

 

THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL AWARDS:

The Prizes below are accompanied by unique certificates designed by a Big Draw Patron, past artworks have been designed by Sir Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell. All winners are invited to a high profile ceremony that takes place in July to receive their awards.  Prizes are on offer up to £750 in value.

1. Primary School Award

2. Secondary School Award

3. Art Clubs and Societies Award

4. Community, Participatory and Libraries Award

5. Museums & Galleries Award

6. Guest Panellist's Choice Award

7. Founder's Award 

8. Businesses and Industry Award

9. New Award for 2017:  The People's Choice Award

The new People's Choice Award is not panel selected but decided by public vote. Click here for more information on voting. The winner will be announced with along with our panel selected awards.


 

Timeline 2017:

06 November 2017 - Award Applications Open

04 December 2017 - Award Applications and People's Choice Votes Close

May 2018 - Winners Announced

July 2018 - Awards Ceremony


 Winners for The Big Draw Festival Awards 2016, 2015, 2014

(Big Draw Organisers have access to event inspiration from the entire archive in the members area).