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Annual Art Competition


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Glasgow Museums Annual Art Competition for children was first established in 1904 and continues to this day.

Update to the 2020 Annual Art Competition during COVID-19.

Following the government’s guidelines, with our venues and services closed, our annual art competition is currently on hold as the competition involves drawing in-situ.

We are considering two options going forward, given the unforseen circumstances this year. We will either extend the date for entries and judge them later on in the year, or we will postpone the competition until next year. It depends on when our venues will open to the public and how they will operate, which we do not yet know at present.

For individuals and school groups who have already submitted entries, please be assured these are safe in our venues. If the competition does not run this year, we will allow those who have already entered to decide whether to collect their artworks, or leave them to be automatically submitted next year instead.

Any updates will be posted here and on @glasgowlife.

How does the art competition work?

  • Drawing must be done in-situ, at one of our museums.
  • Artworks can be created using any drawing materials, size A2 or smaller but must be done on paper. Paints (water-based) are permitted at Kelvingrove Museum and the Riverside Museum only.
  • Bring your own materials and hand the work in at the Enquiry Desk before you leave.
  • Remember to include the child’s name, stage at school and school name on the back. Please write clearly! A blank label can be picked up from most museum enquiry desks.
  • School groups taking part must book in advance by calling the number below.
  • Entries are judged within age bands and medal winners will be invited to an award ceremony in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the autumn.

For further information call 0141 276 9505/06 (midweek only) or email

*Glasgow Museums are:
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art; People’s Palace; Provand’s Lordship; Gallery of Modern Art; Riverside Museum; Scotland Street School Museum; Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and Kelvin Hall. 

Why not browse our on-line gallery to view the 2019 Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners?

View the Gold 2019 Gallery

View the Silver 2019 Gallery

View the Bronze 2019 Gallery