Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2018

Welcome to the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools. The competition is open to all schools in Scotland and the closing date is Friday 27 April 2018. 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.

There are six categories, each with a different theme inspired by your national collection and 85 fantastic ways to win.

Please help us celebrate our very special 15th birthday by sending in your wonderful entries and making the judges decisions even harder than ever. We hope you enjoy looking at, talking about and finally making your own art.

    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

    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

    You can see the winning entries from 2017 below or in person:

    Tune In, Play On!

    A short video telling the story of Megan, one of  53 winners in the 2017 Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools

    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