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Carter Preston Prize

Written by Bluecoat Display Centre | Posted on: August 14, 2017

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Applications are invited for selection for this biennial prize and exhibition held in Liverpool in memory of the potter Julia Carter Preston.

  • The competition is open to UK based artist designer makers in their first 5 years of graduating or completing their training.
  • Work can be in any craft medium including the use of new technologies in the production.
  • Work must have been produced in the last 2 years and must be of the work to be exhibited if selected
  • All work exhibited will be for sale in the exhibition*
  • There is no minimum size permitted, but artists wishing to submit larger scale, heavy or work with specialist conservation or equipment requirements for consideration should check with the gallery first
  • Attach a statement of no more than 200 words, and an up-to-date c.v.

*6 shortlisted makers will be offered an exhibition at Bluecoat Display Centre from 4th August – 22nd September 2018, with 1 winning a prize of £1,000 awarded by the selection panel at the private view on the 3rd August 2018.

The application deadline is 18th November 2017 and artists will be informed of the juries decision by December 4th 2017
Selection will be by an independent judging panel
Application forms must be submitted with a £10 fee payable to the Bluecoat Display Centre either by pay pal account or by cheque in artists name.
Submit your entry

To submit your entry please click here

Terms And Conditions of Entry

If selected for the exhibition, the artist agrees to the reproduction of their work or a detail of the work (at no fee) in association with the exhibition, including press, marketing and publicity
Shortlisted work in the exhibition will be issued with a contract that gives details of responsibilities, conditions and gallery commission.

Your Comments

  1. Gabriella / gabriellamartinez.co

    HI I just entered my work, but I am a little unclear if photography is indcluded in this competition as that is what I submitted.


    • Bluecoat Display Centre /

      Dear Gabriella, we will be in touch after the closing date to update you.

      Best wishes

  2. Liz Wilson / lizwilson.work

    To whom it may concern,

    If I am submitting video work, is there any possibility I can send across a vimeo link?

    Many thanks & best wishes,

    Liz Wilson

    • Bluecoat Display Centre /

      Hi Liz, at the moment I think the form will only allow images to be uploaded. I hope this helps.

      Best wishes

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