Submissions for the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award have now closed.

Works will be judged by the organisers of the Award, representatives from Mall Galleries, and guest artist Jason Bowyer NEAC PS RP, member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Pastel Society, Past President of the New English Art Club, and the 2015 recipient of The Prince of Wales’s Award for Portrait Drawing.

The winner will be announced on Monday 8 May, 12 Noon. 

About the Award

The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award was established in 2012, in memory of the artist Hermione Hammond (1910-2015), to encourage the practice of representational drawing among art students. From 2017, it is run in partnership with Mall Galleries, central London's leading gallery celebrating contemporary visual arts through a lively and diverse programme of exhibitions and events.


  • The award is open to current students at recognised art institutions in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Entries may be hand-drawn from life or from an imagined image, but not from photographs.
  • The subject can represent any form of human, animal or plant life, a still life, an interior, or any scene – witnessed or imagined.
  • Note: multiple colours are not permitted
  • Artists may submit up to six works each
  • Entries must have been completed within the last 12 months
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over
  • Submission is free; there is no charge to enter


Important Dates

Winner announcement (by email): Monday 8 May 2017, 12 noon