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 traditional 2D art, through to fashion and photography. Click on the following link to view The ISA Art Handbook 2019

Regional Competition Dates 2019

South West  Thursday 25 April, Moylescourt School, Ringwood, BH24 3NF
London South  Thursday 13 June, The Mead School, 16 Frant Road, Tunbridge  Wells, TN2 5SN
London North  Thursday 3 October, Waltham Abbey Marriot hotel, Old Shire  Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX
London West  Tuesday 8 October, Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead,  SL6 4PF
East  Saturday 12 October, CATS Cambridge, 1 High Street,  Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1NQ
Midlands  Friday 4 October, Quinton House School, Upton Hall, Northampton, NN5 4UX
North  Wednesday 18 September, Greenbank Preparatory School, 64 Heathbank road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 6HU

With the Support of:

The National Art Finals 2018

The National Art Finals 2018 included over 200 fantastic regional winners with very high standard art pieces. We are delighted to announce the winners below.
Well done to everyone who took part in the competition – ISA is very proud to see so much talent within our schools.
2018 ISA National Art Finals Results








Download the ART BROCHURE 2018 here

A word from the judges:

I thought that the artworks were of a very high quality and I enjoyed the judging process immensely. I thought it was great. So nice to see such creativity from the children“. Brian Scholes (Culture Coventry)

Have to say, the quality and originality of work on show was excellent – I particularly loved that the competition included representations from all school age groups, not just exam level.  As a curator of spaces, I know just how difficult it is to get audiences to connect with culture – but the vibrant mix of drawing, painting, photographs , scrapbooks, textiles, ceramics and fashion on show today really captured the imagination. Well done all!“. Alan Denyer (designer/property developer –  founder of  CETPOPUP)

Thank you to our sponsor Arts Award for supporting the competition this year.




Pupils’ Choice Award

Through the images of the winners from the National Art competition 2018, pupils can vote for their three favourites art pieces collectively.

Congratulations to this year’s chosen winner:
‘Pheasant’ by Harry.W from Gosfield School (E).

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.