Art Competition for Schools | Group and Family Entry

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.

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.

Artwork can be any size up to A2 (60 x 42 centimetres or 120 x 150 centimetres).

large entries 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

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.

  • Complete an entry form (or provide all the information requested) and include with your entry.

  • Make sure that the name of each child is written very clearly and spelt correctly as no amendments can be made at a later stage.

  • Entries are best kept flat rather than rolled (with the exception of large group entries).

  • Entries should be delivered to Scottish National Gallery.

Competition terms and conditions

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 application form and submit it with your entries.  12 vouchers and 12 workshops will be allocated.

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

Art Competition contact details

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

+44 (0)131 624 6410

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