2021 Open Exhibition prizes

Friends of the Ferens award

For the 2021 Open the Friends of Ferens have generously increased their cash prizes to further support both amateur and professional artists.

The following cash prizes will be given to winning entries, selected by the Friends of the Ferens board:

  • First prize - £350
  • Second prize - £250
  • Third prize - £200

Future Ferens Young and Emerging Talent Award

All young artists age 16 to 25 are eligible for this prize.

An award of £150 will go to an artist selected by BSB Architecture and the Future Ferens, young people’s collective.

Prize money for this award has been kindly donated by BSB Architecture.

Chair’s award – Hull Culture & Leisure

An award of £100 goes to the winning entry selected by Hull Culture and Leisure Chair Marjorie Brabazon.

People’s Vote Award

A cash prize of £100 will be awarded to the entry most selected by visitors to the 2021 Open exhibition.

Please check our social media pages for updates about the Open;


Twitter - @HullFerens

Instagram - @ferensartgallery

Facebook - Facebook.com/HullMuseums

Use the hashtag #FerensOpen


Find out more about the Open Exhibition