Henry Moore Drawing Competition 2019

Join in with our celebration of drawing, enter your own artwork in our Drawing Competition.


As part of our 2019 season celebrating the art of drawing, we’re inviting visitors, local schools and anyone who loves to draw to enter a Henry Moore themed drawing competition.

Drawing was a constant throughout Moore’s life. He was a prolific and talented draughtsman, producing nearly 7500 drawings during his career. We would like to invite entries which reflect themes in Moore’s art. These are:

  • Reclining Figure
  • Mother and Child
  • Natural forms
  • Life Drawing

The competition opens on Wednesday 3 April and all entries must be received at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens by 5pm on 31 August.

All entries should be submitted on A4 paper or card and may feature any drawing media or technique, including: pencil, ink, biro, felt pen, charcoal, chalk, wax crayon, pastel etc. Coloured washes are permitted but the majority of the artwork submitted must be drawn not painted. Entries should include the following details: Name, age, contact details (email, postal address and phone number). 

Drawings will be judged in three categories:

  • Primary: for children aged 11 and under, in primary or pre-school.
  • Secondary: for those aged 11 to 18 in secondary school or college.
  • Adult: for those aged over 18.

The judging panel will be led by our Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Sebastiano Barassi. Winners will be announced on the Henry Moore Foundation website and social media by the end of September. Winners and runners up will also be notified by email.

The winning entry and two runners up, in each category, will be exhibited in the Visitor Centre at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens during October as part of The Big Draw.

Winners will also receive a copy of our new publication Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing, a Henry Moore Friends membership and a selection of gifts from our shop. The runners up in each category will receive a copy of Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
Perry Green
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333

Opening times

3 April - 27 October 2019
Wednesday to Sunday & Bank Holidays
11am - 5pm

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