Awards

The Big Draw Festival 2017 Award winners have been announced!

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 Take a look at our 9 winning projects from The Big Draw Festival 2017!

Thank you to everyone who took part in 2017 and to those who applied for The Big Draw Festival Awards for #LivingLines17. Read on to find out more about The Big Draw Festival Awards and how to get yourself in the running for 2018!

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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' was introduced in 2017 which is entirely in the hands of the public!

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.

Registration for The Big Draw Festival 2018: Play is now open. Find out more about getting involved.

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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 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. The People's Choice Award (By public vote)

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.


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

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