Here’s a quick run down of the timetable and stages of the dot-art Schools annual competition.
Teachers – be reassured entering the competition is not a lot of work! You can download our Teachers Info sheet for details of exactly what you need to do.
Each participating school submits up to 25 pieces of student artwork which are displayed on the dot-art Schools website on school portfolio pages in March. A panel of respected art professionals then shortlist the top 3 artworks from each school. Learn more about the judges here.
In April when the online public vote opens, everyone can vote for their favourite shortlisted artwork. The art work with the most votes from each school wins a place in the exhibition.
Alongside the exhibition launch in June we hold two prize giving ceremonies (primary and secondary) for the students, their families and teachers. At this event our guest judge announces the overall winner and two runners up for each age group. The winners and runners up receive a selection of prizes kindly donated by our supporters each year. Certificates are presented to shortlisted pupils from each participating school, usually by the Lord Mayor. The overall winning Year 9 student will have the opportunity to become part of dot-art’s Artist Membership scheme for 12 months and display their work alongside professional artists.