Art Competition

The ISA National Art Competition is held annually.  It is a wonderful opportunity for schools to showcase their pupils’ art and for teachers to share best practice and ideas.  There are dozens of classes to cover different age groups and genres, from 2D art, through to fashion and photography.

The National Art Competition Final will take place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2021 at The Double Tree Hotel, Coventry.
Please Note: All winning pieces from the Regionals must be delivered to the venue the morning of Thursday 25 February and collected on Friday 26 February before midday.

Click here to download the ISA National Art Competition Handbook 2020


If you have any questions regarding the regional art competitions please contact your area art coordinator shown below.

Region Date Area Art Coordinator
South West TBC
Click here for entry form
Roy Winspear
London South UPDATE: online competition.
Deadline to enter Friday 2 October 
Click here for entry form
Anne Saul
London West UPDATE: online competition.
Deadline to enter Monday 28 September
Click here for entry form
Joel Wareing
North UPDATE: online competition.
Deadline to enter Friday 25 September
Click here for entry form
Jacqueline Reeder
East UPDATE:online competition.
Deadline to enter Friday 25 September
Click here for entry form
Eleanor Mulinder
Midlands UPDATE: online competition.
Deadline to enter Tuesday 6 October
Click here for entry form
Rebecca Harrison
London North UPDATE: online competition.
Deadline to enter Thursday 17 December
Click here for entry form
Melissa Cowie

With the kind support of Arts Award.


National Art Competition 2019

We are delighted to announce the winners of the ISA National Art Competition 2019.

With over 2000 entries, and over 200 fantastic regional winners displayed at the finals during the Autumn Study Conference, the standard of the artwork was incredible which made the judging tough for our adjudicators Sarah Casey (Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Installation at Lancaster University) and Joanne Crawford (Head of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds).

Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thanks to the hosting schools and Area Art Coordinators for all their hard work and support in organising the regional events. 

Click here to see the full list of results 2019

National Art Brochure 2019

Pupils’ Choice Award 2019

Through the images of the winners from the National Art Competition, pupils can vote for their three favourites art pieces collectively.

Congratulations to our winner Isabella S, Langley Preparatory School with “Explore Norfolk”.

If you have any queries about the competition, please contact us at

Only schools whose Head is a Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.