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

The 2018 competition is now closed, however the 2019 competition will open in January for entries. Why not browse our on-line gallery to view the 2018 Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners?

View the Gold 2018 Gallery

View the Silver 2018 Gallery

View the Bronze 2018 Gallery

How it works

The Annual Art Competition is for children aged 3 – 18. Simply visit any one of Glasgow’s Museums to take part. Visits are free of charge, and children always enjoy the opportunity to choose their own favourite thing to draw!
Drawing must be done in-situ, within one of our museums. They can be created using any drawing materials, size A2 or smaller. Please use paper, not canvas however. Paints (water-based) are permitted at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Riverside Museum only.

Once completed, hand the work in at the Enquiry Desk before you leave. Remember to include the child’s name, stage at school and either a parent’s contact details (for individual entries) or name of school (for group entries.) 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 0141 276 9508. Unfortunately, due to the large number of entries we will be unable to return individual non-winning artworks.

Please note that between January and May 6th 2019, the Centre Hall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will be hosting Dippy the Dinosaur. During the latter part of the display period the museum is likely to be busier, and there will be limited access to the Centre Hall up until May 10th. Groups are therefore advised, if possible, to visit Kelvingrove before the Spring break or after the 10th May. Alternatively they can visit any of our other museum venues, including Riverside Museum, St Mungo Museum or the Gallery of Modern Art.