Flourish Award 2018

Thank you to all artists who submitted. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted artists for Flourish Award 2018 are:

Hazel Roberts, Jemma Gunning, John Angus, Kathryn Desforges, Maxine Foster, Michalea Wheater, Nazanin Moradi, Neil Bousfield, Nicole Polonsky, Nigel Morris, Sara Lee, Sin Park and Theresa Taylor

The Flourish Award was established in 2009 by West Yorkshire Print Workshop to showcase excellence in printmaking from across Yorkshire.

Since 2014 the Award has been open to printmakers across the UK, and to celebrate our 10th year, the 2018 Award will provide artists and printmakers with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a touring exhibition at the WYPW Gallery in Mirfield, PR1 Gallery at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, and Spike Print Studio in Bristol.  

The winner of the Award goes on to present their own solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Autumn 2019. They will also benefit from a two-week residency at WYPW.  In addition there are runners-up prizes, including our student/recent graduate award.

The Flourish Award celebrates and showcases excellence in printmaking from artists based in the UK by shortlisting around 12-15 artists from open submission. We are looking for creativity, skill, originality and innovation in print: from relief print and intaglio, to screenprint, lithography and more. 

The competition is open to established, emerging and student artists/printmakers, with prizes awarded by an independent panel of judges.  For a single submission fee of £15.00 (£10.00 students and WYPW members), artists can submit up to 3 works for consideration and be part of an increasingly recognised Award and exhibition, which provides a significant opportunity for development for the overall winner as well as exposure for all shortlisted artists.

Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2019 - Solo exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Autumn 2019, plus 2-week residency/use of facilities at WYPW

The Great Art Award

Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies Award

Awagami Paper Award

Intaglio Printmaker Prize

RK Burt & Co. Prize

WYPW Graduate/Student Award

Artlab Contemporary Print Studios @UCLan Prize

plus more to be announced

There is a submission fee of £15.00 (£10.00 students and WYPW members), and artists can submit up to 3 works.


David Sinclair, Head of Visual Art and Engagement, The Civic, Barnsley

Tracy Hill, Artist, Awagami Prizewinner Flourish Award 2017 and Senior Printmaking Technician at UCLan

Grant Scanlan, Huddersfield Museums Manager

Flourish winners