In this, the tenth year of the competition, we received a record-breaking 11,222 entries from budding young artists from nursery, primary, secondary and special education schools all around Scotland. All fifty three winners, inspired by a selection of works from the National Galleries of Scotland, will have their art on display at the Scottish National Gallery until October 2013.
Tesco Bank has proudly supported the competition for a second year. Both Tesco Bank and the National Galleries of Scotland are overjoyed with a huge increase of 81% on participation figures from 2012. The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools aims to give children from across the country the best possible opportunity to experience, create and enjoy the magic of visual art.
Themes included Dogs inspired by Callum by John Emms, Water, looking at Alex Katz’s 2000 painting Grey Marine; Let’s Play, influenced by Andy Warhol’s 1948 work Cano; and Scary Monsters and Creepy Things looking at Agnes Miller Parker’s 1934 wood engraving The Challenge. Adding extra excitement, designs from this category will be used by Scottish National Ballet to inspire set designs for their upcoming winter show, Hansel & Gretel.