Awards at the Fair
As part of our ongoing commitment to the print medium, the London Original Print Fair presents a series of prizes and initiatives each year to support future printmaking and to promote new acquisitions for public print collections. These include:
The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award
This award of £8,000 sponsored by Hallett Independent Insurance enables a museum or gallery to acquire an original print (or prints) for their collection. Now in its fifth year, previous winners have been the Atkinson, Southport, the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; Imperial Health Charity, London and the Holburne Museum, Bath.
The Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize
This prize is open to artists within the first 10 years of their printmaking practice who demonstrate a deep understanding of the medium or a fresh approach to printmaking;
The Jerwood London Original Print Fair Prize
Awarded to an artist, working in any print medium, exhibiting in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, this is a prize of £10,000
The MARA / LOPF NOW Prize
Awarded to one student from the RA Schools working in print
The Jealous Prize
Awarded annually to a small number of MA graduates from London's major art colleges
Hallett Independent Acquisitions Awardsponsored by Hallett Independent Art and Heritage Insurance
Each year, museums and galleries across the UK are invited to apply for the £8,000 Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award, an initiative enabling them to acquire a new work from the London Original Print Fair.
Image Cornelia Parker Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass, 2017, photogravure etchings
Jerwood Printmaking Today Prizesponsored by Jerwood Foundation in collaboration with Printmaking Today
Open to artists within 10 years of starting their printmaking practice. Exhibitors at LOPF and art schools are invited to nominate artists whose work demonstrates a deep understanding of the medium or a fresh approach to printmaking.
Image Chika Osaka The rice that just served, 2018, lithograph © Chika Osaka
Jerwood London Original Print Fair Prizesponsored by Jerwood Foundation and the London Original Print Fair
An annual prize of £10,000 awarded to artists exhibiting in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, for a print in any medium.
Image Bella Easton Angel Heart, 2019, lithograph on porcelain panels
The MARA LOPF NOW Prize for Printmaking in the RA SchoolsLaunched by LOPF in 2014, the MARA LOPF NOW prize is open to all students at the Royal Academy Schools. Since 2016 the prize has been sponsored by Alice and Emily Mara in memory of their late father, the artist Tim Mara.