Awards

ABOUT THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL AWARDS: WIN UP TO £500 FOR YOUR EVENT!

#BDFAwards

Every year, The Big Draw Festival Awards celebrate drawing and creativity without borders. 7 Prizes are awarded to organisations, individuals and schools worldwide who demonstrate the vital role of drawing as a tool for communication, innovation and inclusivity as part of The World's Biggest Drawing Festival.

Submit your event and you could be a Big Draw Award Winner! Big Draw organisers can access the application form in the Partner area. Good Luck!


*stay tuned for our 2019 winners being announced very soon!*


 The awards

1. PRIMARY / PRE-SCHOOL AWARD

2. SECONDARY SCHOOL / COLLEGE AWARD

3. COMMUNITY, PARTICIPATORY & LIBRARIES AWARD

4. MUSEUMS & GALLERIES AWARD

5. CLUBS & SOCIETIES AWARD

6. GUEST PANELLISTS' CHOICE AWARD

7. PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD (DECIDED BY PUBLIC VOTE)

*Please note: Only registered organisers are eligible to apply for The Big Draw Festival Awards. Want to take part in The World's Biggest Drawing Festival in 2020? Please contact us if you have any questions about becoming a Big Draw Festival Co-creator in 2020!


The People's Choice Award 2020 opening soon

Alongside our 6 panel selected awards, our 'People's Choice Award' is selected entirely by public vote! This one is in your hands....  Big Draw participants can vote for their favourite events here. If you are an event organiser, encourage your visitors to vote for you by sharing the voting page as part of your event marketing.  

*Registered Big Draw Organsiers are eligible to apply for the panel selected awards and receive votes from the public in The People's Choice Award.


BDFAward Judges Confirmed:

Trevor Horsewood - Head of Engagement at Association for Art History.

Diana Ali -  Visual Artist,  Curator, Fine Art Lecturer, Workshop leader, Creative Mentor & Professional Practice Consultant,. BBC Big Painting Challenge

Maurice Carlin - Artist and co-director at Islington Mill Art Academy

Kate Mason - Director, The Big Draw, House of Imagination Trustee and Guild of St George Companion

Amber Perrier  -  Artist, Community Engagement Officer at The British Library, Rosetta Arts Centre Young Trustee

Meet the 2019 Big Draw Festival Award Judges in the official press release here


Meet The #BDFAwards Winners from The Big Draw Festival 2018: Play!

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the achievements of The 2018 Big Draw Festival Award Winners!  The fun packed ceremony was held on Saturday 28th September 2019 at The Manchester School of Art.

Click here to meet the winners and find out more about their award winning events!


 

The Winners of The Big Draw Festival 2018: Play!

Take a look at our 9 winning projects from The Big Draw Festival 2018!

A huge thank you to everyone who organised and took part in The Big Draw Festival 2018. You took to the 2018 theme: PLAY  with serious gusto! You got messy, laughed, experimented, danced, tried new things, and created a few masterpieces along the way...

Now it's time to say thank you to everyone who brings such passion and innovation to The Big Draw Festival every year! In 2018, over 1800 events were held in 26 countries worldwide attracting a record number of visitors: Over 500,000 people got involved last year!

With thanks to the 2018 panel of judges: Dominic Wilcox, Marlene Wiley, Kate Mason, Liz Atkin, and Big Draw Patron Narinder Sagoo.


ELIGIBILITY

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


Winners for The Big Draw Festival Awards 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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