The theme for 2021 is 'Questions'.

How you interpret this theme is entirely up to you, and when you start thinking of the complexities of our lives, there's a lot to work with. Your drawing could be about:

  • Questions you have seen others ask about their circumstances
  • Questions about something you experienced
  • An action, sight, or happening, that created questions
  • Questions you are asking of people, of events, etc.
  • Questions you could ask about history, science, something you've read, etc.
  • Questions you have had since childhood

We look forward to seeing how you take this theme and make it yours!

Above all else, have some fun and enjoy your time drawing.


The 2020 theme for the Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize was 'Fortitude'.

The 2019 theme was 'The Ties that Bind'.