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 2016 competition are currently being accepted.
The closing date is 10 November 2016.


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 will be judged by a panel of Scriveners Company and College of Arms calligraphers and artists. Entries should be received in the Clerk’s office by Thursday 10 November 2016. 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).