The winner of the prize for 2016 is Janet Harper, with Lizzie Matthews as runner-up. They both received their prizes and certificates from the Master Scrivener in the presence of the Sheriffs of the City of London, and representatives of 45 livery companies, on 28 February 2017.

The Peter Esslemont Prize is awarded in the form of a certificate, a cheque for £500, and an opportunity to exhibit examples of the winner’s work at a major livery event in the City of London.

Entries for the 2017 competition will be accepted from 1 June 2017.
The closing date is 9 November 2017.


Entries should consist of three or more pieces of original work by the entrant, which should not have been entered into any other competition, and which should be received in the Clerk’s office by Thursday 9 November 2017. The decision of the judges will be final. There are no age restrictions. The only requirement is that entrants should live and/or work in the UK.

Further information and an entry form can be obtained from the Clerk's office (see About/Contact).