Discover how Zealous simplified artist submissions for the Batsford Prize by Pavilion Books

The Batsford Prize 2018

The Batsford Prize 2018


Talent needed:

Undergraduate and postgraduate students in Applied Arts, Fine Art, Fashion, Illustration, Children’s Illustration


£500 / $500 cash prize for each category, Batsford book vouchers + The Cass Art Award offering £500 cash prize for the overall winner across the categories


Submissions taken for 5 months




6 Winners, 35 Finalists

Batsford and Pavilion Children’s Books used Zealous to accept submissions for their Batsford Prize 2018. They received 521 entries from students responding to the theme ‘Craving Colour’. Eight judges selected the winners online across the 6 categories: Applied Art, Fine Art, Fashion, Illustration (UK), Illustration (International) and Children’s Illustration (Presented by Pavilion Children’s Books). The 2018 award was judged by industry professionals Anne Kelly, Sara Mulvanny, Clara Vulliamy,Vaughan Grylls, Gemma Williams, Neil Dunnicliffe and Tina Persaud.

The Batsford Prize 2018 winners and runners up were revealed at an event at art supplier Cass Art’s flagship store in Islington, London. The winner of each category received a £500 ($500 for the international category) cash prize and books from Batsford and Pavilion Children’s Books. Applied Art winner Zoe Wenban also received the ‘Cass Art Award’ a further £500 cash prize from Cass Art who were supporting the award for the 3rd year running.

The Batsford Prize is an annual award for students across the subjects Fine and Applied Art, Fashion, Illustration and Children’s Illustration. New for 2018 was the introduction of an international illustration category, opening up the award for students from the whole world.

“Zealous made the whole process easier for our student award, from submissions to judging, and the team were super friendly and supportive throughout.”

Pavilion Books

“I thought the process of submitting my Batsford competition entry was a really contemporary way to present creative work to be judged. It was easy to make an account and view my work even after I submitted it. I also liked the profile nature of all the applicants, so you could view the other shortlisted work.”

Zoe Wenban

Meet zoe

Winner of the Applied Art Batsford Prize 2018 and Cass Art Award

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