Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 open for entries

Bridgeman Images press release.

Bridgeman Images, the art licensing specialists, are excited to announce the third annual Bridgeman Studio Award, open to all creatives, to win a £1,000 commission to design the book cover for award winning author Rosie Garland’s next title published by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Bridgeman Studio continues to make great strides in sourcing and nurturing the best contemporary creative talent for image licensing. To celebrate this, they have put together a stellar line-up judges that include Rosie Garland (author), Claire Ward (Creative Director Harper Collins Fiction & Non fiction), Suzie Doore (Publishing Director, Borough Press), Victoria Bridgeman (CEO – Bridgeman Images), Patrick Burgoyne (Editor – Creative Review) and Lucy Baxter (Commercial Director –

Enter the NIGHT: Competition details

Grand prize – £1000 commission to design the cover of author Rosie Garland’s new novel

3 runner up prizes – a £50 voucher and a selection of HarperCollins books.

Open for entries now

We want to see images representing NIGHT.

To enter, submit up to five digital images of artwork created on this theme.

The brief is open to all artists and a range of media is encouraged including painting, fine art photography, printmaking, illustration and graphic works.

The winner of the competition will be given the brief to create the base art for the cover of Rosie Garland’s next novel. The artist will not be expected to create the typography and layout unless this is agreed based on the work entered for the competition.

Competition closes: June 30 2016

Full details including entry form here

Bridgeman Studio was launched in April 2014 and has a growing portfolio of accessible contemporary art for image licensing and creative commissions. Illustrator Katie Edwards won the inaugural Bridgeman Studio Award 2014 with her interpretation on the theme of joy and has enjoyed licensing success as a Bridgeman Studio Artist.

The Bridgeman Studio Award is a great opportunity to open many doors, I highly recommend entering Katie Edwards, winner of Bridgeman Studio Award 2014

Last year’s theme was the Great Outdoors and prizes included a product range sold on and a commission for the Wilderness Festival. The winning artists were also offered professional representation of their work on the Bridgeman Studio platform.

Bridgeman Studio Award 2015 – the winners

Notes to editors

About Bridgeman Images

The world’s rights-managed specialists in reproducing and licensing art to creative professionals. Over the past 42 years they have built up a global client base through their offices in London, New York, Paris and Berlin, representing leading museums and artists for copyright. Bridgeman passes along 50% of the reproduction fee back to its museum, collection and artist partners.

For more information contact Lucy Innes Williams, Bridgeman Artists Manager

About HarperCollins Publishers

With a heritage stretching back nearly 200 years, HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost book publishers, with a catalogue ranging from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to award-winning apps and everything in between.

About The Borough Press

An imprint of Harper Collins, The Borough Press launched in January 2014 and is home of critically acclaimed authors such as Lionel Shriver, Tracy Chevalier and Louisa Young. It is also the fertile ground to nurture new voices that they believe will be the stalwarts of tomorrow.