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.

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 DATE CHANGE -Thursday 8 October, Moyles Court School, Ringwood, Hants BH24 3NF
Deadline to enter TBC
Click here for entry form
Roy Winspear
London South Tuesday 9 June, Bishop Challoner School, BR2 0BS EVENT POSTPONED, Details TBC
Deadline to enter Friday 29 May
Click here for entry form
Anne Saul
London West Tuesday 6 October, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
Deadline to enter Monday 28 September
Click here for entry form
Joel Wareing
North Thursday 24 September, Greenbank Preparatory School, 64 Heathbank Road SK8 6HU
Deadline to enter Friday 18 September
Click here for entry form
Jacqueline Reeder
East Saturday 10 October, St Nicholas School, Harlow
Deadline TBC
Click here for entry form
Dominic Tomalin
Midlands Friday 9 October, St Dominic’s Priory School, 37 Station Road, Stone, ST15 8ER
Deadline to enter Wednesday 23 September
Click here for entry form
Rebecca Harrison
London North TBC
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.
Deadline to vote Friday 17 April 2020.

. Pupils’ Choice Awards 2019 – rules and guidelines + winners 2019

. Pupils’ Note Sheet

Submit your vote -  Pupils' Choice Award 2019

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.