National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools

Welcome to the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 2019 closing date Friday 26 April 2019.

There are six categories, each with a different theme inspired by your national collection, and 85 fantastic ways to win. Entry to the competition means you can apply for £100 of funding for art materials or a free artist-led workshop at the National Galleries of Scotland with travel expenses paid.

We hope you enjoy looking at, talking about and finally making your own art.

An exhibition of the winning work from last year’s competition will be on display at:

Competition categories


Prefer to submit a group entry?

Groups of two or more pupils in any age group can choose from any of the themes in this year's competition and submit a group entry.

Download group activity

2018 Winners

Congratulations to our winners for 2018 and a huge thank you to all the children and their teachers who took part helping us to celebrate our 15th birthday. We received 8,102 entries from all over Scotland with 31 Council areas participating. We are delighted that so many people have been inspired by their national collection and hope you enjoy seeing the results.  

2018 Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools Prize-giving

Find out more about the talented young winners of the 2018 competition

Teacher's Resources

Roseburn Primary School in Edinburgh show 6 different artistic skills in a series of short videos. The children work in pairs, talking through and demonstrating the skill from start to finish, making it the perfect teaching aid for classes who want to learn a new technique or brush-up on their skills.

Video resources

For Educators

We invite educators to share our resources with learners of all levels to explore Scotland’s national collection of art and think about art in new ways.

Resources For Educators

The National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition is proud to be supported by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery