Schools Art and Design Competition 2019

21st March 2019

Waterside Campus

The University of Northampton is pleased to announce the official launch of its fifth annual School Art and Design Competition – the first to be held since the University relocated to its new Waterside campus.

This year the competition is open to sixth-form students across the East Midlands region. We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with Ocee Design who will be sponsoring the Ocee Prize for Drawing.

The full list of prize categories, each with a £500 first prize, £250 second prize and £100 third price is:

  • The Ocee Prize for Drawing: including figurative, observational, analytical, expressive and experimental work. Sponsored by Ocee Design. A room surrounded my art of previous competition
  • Graphic Design & Illustration
  • Digital and New Media
  • Photography
  • The Vice Chancellor’s Price for Fine Art
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Product, Interior & Architectural Design

The FAST prize of £500 for the most accomplished work in the exhibition will be presented to the winners school.

Selected entries will be displayed in an exhibition at Waterside campus, offering student and teachers an exciting opportunity to see their work displayed alongside Schools from across the region.

Please download the following documents for further information:

Schools Art and Design Competition Entry Form

Schools Art and Design Competition Guidelines

Key Dates

Thursday 14, Friday 15, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2019, 9am to 5pm: Hand in dates

Please bring your entries to: University of Northampton, Newton Building, NN2 6JD

Thursday 21 March 2019: Prize giving ceremony 6pm – 8:30pm:

Prize winners will be announced at a Private Viewing of the exhibition at the University’s Waterside campus (NN1 5PH) on Thursday 21 March. All participating students and teachers are invited to attend this event. Refreshments will be served.

Exhibition open to the public: 22- 30 March 2019 (open daily 10am-4pm) at Waterside

Collection of work: 3- 4 April 2019 at the Newton Building, Northampton, NN2 6JD

Click here to find out more about our sponsors Ocee Design!

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