Launched in 2009 by The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation , the National Sculpture Prize (NSP) was set up as platform to showcase new and emerging UK based sculptors.

With an annual fund of £15,000, ten shortlisted artists are provided with £1,000 towards the build of their sculpture giving the new artists the opportunity to create work with the help of the fund. With the winner and runner-up receiving £3,500 and £1,500, voted for by this years judging panel and the public. The work is then displayed in the beautiful woodlands of the sculpture gardens throughout the year.

As this prize is set up to support emerging artists, the competition is open to all UK based artists of any age, currently studying (or within 10 years of graduation) an art-related course at a recognised School of Art.