Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools

Since 2004 this very special competition has encouraged thousands of children all over the country to get arty and embrace their inner Van Goghs!

By allowing children to express themselves creatively, using the national collection as inspiration, we aim to encourage their freedom of expression and instil in them a passion for art.

The 2016 competition is now open for entries - so why not get creative and have a go? Full details can be found in the How to Enter section.

We would also like to say a very big thank you to all who entered the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2015 – we received an amazing 7,016 entries from all over Scotland. All of our fabulous winning entries can be seen here. You can also catch the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2015 exhibition as it tours in Scotland:

  • Scottish National Gallery, June – 27 October 2015
  • Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, 3 November – 25 February 2016
  • Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, 1 March – 25 May 2016

A calendar featuring all the winning works is currently on sale in our online and gallery shops and will be posted to every school in Scotland this autumn.

We decided to 'cook up' something special as part of the 2015 Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools. Watch below to find out what made P1-3 winner Annabel go 'Wow!' on prize giving day, as we followed her on a journey that ended with a very big surprise.