Rules and Regulations


Please carefully read the guidlines below

1. When is the deadline? 

The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th July 2018, 12pm.

2. How many works can I submit? 

Up to three works can be submitted for a single submission fee.

3. When do I hear if I have been shortlisted?

On or soon after 31st July 2018. We will publish a list of shortlisted artists on the WYPW website after selection.

4. Are the art works for sale?

Shortlisted art works can be offered for sale during the exhibition. Commission on sales is 30%. Please indicate the retail (selling) price of your work, or NFS if not for sale.

5. Does the art work need to be framed?

Framed and unframed work will be accepted. All framed works should be mirror plated. Unframed works will be displayed using a magnet system. Any alternative display requirements must be supplied by the artist after shortlisting. All artists must ensure that each work is properly packaged when posted or delivered with labelling on the outside.

6. If shortlisted how long will my work/s be required?

The Flourish Award exhibition will tour to two further venues after its showing at WYPW. Current dates are 15th Sept-27 Oct 2018 at WYPW; 5th - 25th November 2018 at PR1; mid-January to mid-February 2019 at Spike Print Studio. Works will be returned to WYPW after the end of the tour, and will be available to collect or be returned from the end of February 2019.

7. Does my submission need to be my own work?

Each artist by entering a work confirms that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work. By signing the Entry Form artists agree to allow images of their work to be reproduced in press and other media and used for marketing the exhibition. All works shall be credited to the artist.

8. How do you decide on submissions?

All works submitted for the Flourish Award will be viewed by a selection panel. Each year there is a different panel made from printmakers, curators and arts professionals. The first round of judging takes places online. Works will be judged on creativity, originality, use of materials, technical ability and overall impact. It is the selection panel's role to choose a shortlist and the eventual winner of the Flourish Award. The panel's decision is final.

9. How do I make a payment for submission?

Please make your one-off payment of £15.00 (or £10.00 WYPW member and Student/Recent Graduate) via BACS:
Account Name: West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Sort Code: 20-26-08
Account No: 03803309
Please include a reference code when making payment with FLAW followed by your initials so we know who has made payment. For example, FLAWAB

10. When is the delivery date?

Shortlisted artworks should be delivered from the 4th to the 9th September 2018 to West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield.

11. Are there payments to artists?

No payments are awarded, only materials prizes (vouchers), a solo exhibition and printmaking courses.

12. Is there a private view / opening?

To be confirmed to take place at the beginning of the exhibition in mid-September or at the end of the first exhibition at WYPW at the end of October.

13. What are the exhibition opening hours?

Monday to Friday - 10.30 am to 6pm
Saturday - 10.30 to 3pm
Sunday - Closed

14. Does the location have disabled access?

Yes our workshop has disabled access and accessible toilets.

If you are unsure about any aspects of the submission process please email

Please note that all submission are now done via curatorspace