And the Winners are...

Announcing the winners of our 'Great Outdoors' themed competition for artists

Judging the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015: Lucy Baxter (Commercial Director at CultureLabel) Harriet Bridgeman (founder of Bridgeman Images) Kevin Summers & Paul Mulvey (Wilderness Festival) Patrick Burgoyne (Editor Creative Review)
Judging the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015: Lucy Baxter (Commercial Director at CultureLabel) Harriet Bridgeman (founder of Bridgeman Images) Kevin Summers & Paul Mulvey (Wilderness Festival) Patrick Burgoyne (Editor Creative Review)

 

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015, our annual competition to celebrate contemporary art on the theme of the 'Great Outdoors,' with fantastic prizes for our winning artists.  

The judging took place on the afternoon of 16 June at Bridgeman's head office in Notting Hill. With over 160 entries from across the globe - including entries from America, Australia, Europe, Japan and South Korea - the reach of this competition and the quality of the entries received was phenomenal, which made choosing the four winners a very hard task indeed for our judges from CultureLabel, Wilderness Festival and Creative Review.


Grand Prize: The Wilderness map commission has been awarded to...

 

This year's Grand Prize has been awarded to the exceptionally talented Nik Van Es, an illustrator from the Netherlands, who wins a high profile commission to design the Wilderness Festival map, £500 and one year's free subscription on Bridgeman Studio.
 
The judges were struck by Nik's imaginative and original style and instantly saw in his work the potential to truly capture the wit, creativity and magic of the Wilderness experience.  
 
Paul Mulvey, Senior Designer at Wilderness Festival, on picking the winner
 
“It wasn’t easy picking a winner from this years highly talented entries. Niks work jumped out and said, “I will do something original.” It had a wilderness of its own. A story telling illustrative style. Perfect for a festival where fantasy forms part of the narrative and the experience. We are all very excited about this artist and it was a real honour awarding him the commission."  
 
What's next for Nik Van Es
 
Following a design brief from the team at Wilderness, Nik is working on producing the artwork that will feature on 3 large billboards and be available as a printed map, distributed to 30,000 people, at the multi-award winning 4-day British festival in August.  Nik will have a full biography printed on the reverse side of the map and has been invited to be at the festival. Watch this space for more news regarding the design process of this exciting commission.    

 

© Nik Van Es
© Nik Van Es

 

 
A CultureLabel product line has been awarded to...
 
Bridgeman Images is delighted to have the support of our sister company whose online platform offers unique art and craft gifts. 
 

 

 

1. Laurie Hastings

2. Yoko Honda

3. Rosie Emerson

Three artists will see their work on a limited edition print, deckchair, silk scarf, tote bag and tea towel. The products will be sold at Wilderness Festival in August and on the CultureLabel website as part of an ongoing collaboration. 

Lucy Baxter, Commercial Director at CultureLabel, on the quality of the entrants

"I have had the joy of discovering hundreds of exciting artists and illustrators over the last couple of months. The award was grasped with such enthusiasm and I think that the sheer quality of entries is testament to the creativity of the awards our Sponsors offered. My name is already on the waiting list for a Rosie Emerson deckchair and a Yoko Honda scarf!

It gives the Bridgeman Studio team the greatest pleasure to now welcome a good number of these artists for representation for image licensing and commissions."

 

1. Laurie Hastings

 

© Laurie Hastings - Heather
© Laurie Hastings - Heather

 

 

© Laurie Hastings - Quiet Harbour
© Laurie Hastings - Quiet Harbour

 

2. Yoko Honda

 

© Yoko Honda - In Your Dream
© Yoko Honda - In Your Dream

 

 

© Yoko Honda - The Pool Side Motel
© Yoko Honda - The Pool Side Motel

 

3. Rosie Emerson

© Rosie Emerson - Ebony
© Rosie Emerson - Ebony

 

Next Steps...
 
The competition does not stop here as we hope to be working with as many of the artists who entered the award as soon as possible by signing them up and engaging them with other Studio projects in the not too distant future. 
 

Find out More

Judging the Bridgeman Studio Award

Bridgeman Studio Artist Workshops at Wilderness Festival


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