Art Competition for Schools | Group Entry

Welcome to the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 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 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.

Think about

The examples of work given in each of the categories and the suggestions made.

 

Make

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.

Use

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.

As frames have been specially made, work entered must be either A2 in size or measure 120 x 150 centimetres.

Work should be rolled rather than folded for transportation.

Entries will be judged on:

  • Originality and creativity
  • Confident handling of materials
  • Boldness and impact

Competition categories

Entry form and voucher applications

Entry forms and checklist can be downloaded below along with the application form for vouchers or workshops.

Competition terms and conditions

 

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Art Competition contact details

If you have any questions about the competition please get in touch.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

[email protected]