Calling all budding artists! 

Children & the Arts invites you to enter our Secondary School Art Prize. 

in partnership with  

If you are aged 11 to 18, go to school in Essex or Greater London and like getting creative, this is the competition for you. 

We want you to create an original artwork inspired by this year’s theme: Perspective.  You can draw, paint, collage or make your own print.  Your work should be 2D and no bigger than an A3 piece of paper – the rest is up to you!


We have lots of resources to help you including technical tips, artists to inspire you and lots more. Click here to get started. 


There is a £500 cash prize for the winner in each age category and £1,000 for the winner’s school art department*.  Plus more prizes for the runners up. 


We are pleased to announce the judges of the Secondary School Art Prize! Find out who you need to impress.

How to Enter

The deadline for entries is Friday 31 March.  To enter, you will submit a photograph of your artwork with a bit of information about yourself. For full instructions on how to enter, click here

Before you enter, please read the Terms and Conditions

*Only state-funded schools (including academies, free schools, pupil referral units and further education colleges) are eligible.