Welcome to the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools and Families 2020. The aim of this competition is to encourage school children to interact with, and be inspired by, artworks in the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Here you will find suggestions of things to think about, instructions on what to make, examples of materials that can be used and how the artwork will be judged.
Group and Family entries can be inspired by ANY of the themes below. You do not have to choose the theme that applies to your age group - you can choose to work from any of the five themes.
The examples of work given in each of the categories and the suggestions made.
A picture inspired by ANY of the themes. You do not have to choose the theme that applies to your age group - you can choose to work from any of the five themes.
Any materials, techniques or processes (for example drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer aided design, collage, montage) to make your piece as long as each entry is two-dimensional.
Artwork can be any size up to A2 (60 x 42 centimetres or 120 x 150 centimetres).
Entries will be judged on:
- Originality and creativity
- Confident handling of materials
- Boldness and impact
To enter choose from one of the following categories
Entry form and guidelines
Entry process for families and schools:
Read the instructions for each category very carefully.
Schools are asked to select no more than 10 artworks per category for submission. You might want to invite another class to choose their 10 favourites.
Send us your entries by completing the online entry form .
Make sure that the name of each child is spelt correctly as no amendments can be made at a later stage.
Please submit images that are no larger than 10Mb and no smaller than 2Mb.
Send files as JPEG format.
Name the image file(s) with the name of the entrant and school name.
Voucher applications for schools
To support art in schools, teachers are invited to apply for a free artist-led workshop for their class or £100 vouchers for art materials. Just complete the appropriate part of the online application form and submit it with your entries.