We are delighted to announce the shortlist of the Children & the Arts Secondary School Art Prize in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation.

11 to 18 year olds across London and Essex were invited to submit original artworks inspired by the theme of Perspective.

Entrants were encouraged to investigate the world around them: to show us their unique perspective or to explore the perspective of someone different to them. We developed special resources, with professional artist Jack Brown, to take them on a creative journey that would challenge their perceptions of what art is and develop their artistic skills.

The standard was incredibly high and the shortlisting panel had a tough job to choose just 30 of the strongest entries.

The final winning artworks will be selected by our distinguished panel of judges:


The winners will be announced at a special exhibition of all the shortlisted artworks at Rich Mix in London on Monday 15 May.

Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist!  Here are the shortlisted works:

11 to 15 category
16 to 18 category
Special Educational Needs category