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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.

The 2022 competition is now open and entries can be submitted up until Tuesday 31st May.

Here’s what you need to know to take part:

  • Open to children aged 3 – 18 years of age
  • Drawings must be done in-situ; children can choose to draw something on display, or the building itself
  • Participating venues for 2022 are: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside MuseumGallery of Modern Art and The Burrell Collection
  • School groups wishing to participate must book in advance as we are limiting participation numbers on any one day
  • All entries must have the following information written on the back:
    - Name of child.  Stage at school (not age).  Name of school (if participating as part of a group) OR Parent’s contact details (if participating as an individual).  Object drawn
  • Schools will be emailed a label template for them to record the above information and attach to back of entry
  • Please bring your own materials – you can use crayons, pastels, pens, pencils and water-based paints at Kelvingrove and Riverside Museums. Pencil only at the Burrell Collection.  Paper must be A2 or smaller
  • Judging will take place start of June after which winners will be notified.
  • We cannot return non-winning individual entries

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

View the Gold 2019 Gallery

View the Silver 2019 Gallery

View the Bronze 2019 Gallery

The Annual Art Competition is supported by the Friends of Glasgow Museums