The ISA National Art Competition takes place annually, inviting participation from all pupils at ISA schools. It is an excellent platform for schools to showcase their students’ artistic talents and for teachers to share innovative practice and ideas. The competition is held in two stages – the Area Art Competitions and the National Final (all events in person). There are dozens of categories which cover all age groups and multiple genres, including 2D and 3D art, textiles, drawing, fashion and photography.

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The National Finals, second stage of the competition, will coincide with the ISA Autumn Study Conference on 14-15 November 2024 at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth. All first placed entries from the seven ISA regions must be sent to the final event on 14 November and will be judged by an independent adjudicator.

ISA Area Art Competitions 2024 details and entry forms 

This competition includes regional qualifying competitions events. Not sure which area your school is in? Check here by clicking 'Map View'.

East area: Friday 18 October, Saint Nicholas School, CM17 0NJ - Deadline Friday 4 October.  Click here to submit your entries.
London North area: Thursday 10 October, Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX - Deadline Friday 27 September. Click here to submit your entries.
London South area: Thursday 6 June, Oxford International College, Brighton BN2 7BA - This competition is now closed for entries
London West area: Tuesday 8 October, Norden Farm, Altwood Road Maidenhead, SL6 4PF - Deadline TBC
Midlands area: Thursday 10 October, Malvern St James School, WR14 3BA - Opens for entries Monday 2 September - Deadline Friday 4 October.
North area: details tbc
South West area: details tbc

See below the ISA Art Brochures which showcase the artwork of all the finalists from the National Art Finals in previous years.

If you have any queries about our competitions, please contact us at [email protected].

Only schools whose Head is a member of ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department if you wish to make an enquiry about joining ISA.