In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries. Please do not send or deliver your entries to the National Galleries of Scotland art competition for schools, keep them safe in your school for now. Any that we have already received we will keep safe.
We would like to thank you all for working so hard on your competition entries, we really appreciate all the work you have put in. We are reviewing this year’s art competition in light of the current situation and we will update this page as soon as we have more details. We appreciate your support during this time.
Welcome to the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 2020. The competition is now open for entries.
This year there are 77 fantastic ways to win!
- 53 prizes of art materials for winners with their work exhibited at the National Galleries of Scotland
- 12 schools will each receive a £100 voucher for art materials
- 12 schools will get a free artist-led workshop including travel bursary
You can enter using the categories and themes below.
All winning artworks will be exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and will feature in a colourful calendar posted to every school in Scotland.
This year we are working with Scottish Ballet and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. As well as helping select the winning artworks, Scottish Ballet will choose some further pieces in celebration of their 2020 Christmas production and the Garden will also select additional artworks in celebration of their 350th anniversary. Both will have special prizes their winners.
We hope you enjoy looking at, talking about and making your own art.
The closing date is Friday 24 April 2020.
Art Competition for Schools 2019
These are the super-talented young artists who won the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 2019Download transcript
Congratulations to our winners for 2019 and a huge thank you to all the children and their teachers who took part. We are delighted that so many people have been inspired by their national collection and hope you enjoy seeing the results.
The National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition is proud to be supported by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery
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