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 these links to view: ISA Art Handbook 2018 and winners brochure 2017.

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 here

The winners’ certificates will be sent to schools by the end of November.
The Art brochures will be sent by the end of February 2019 (one copy for every participant whose work was in the national exhibition, personalised copies for winners).
Meanwhile, you can download templates of certificates here, if you would like to print and present to pupils this term:
2018 Participation, Runner up & Highly Commended certificates.

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.

This might be done through an art club or student council or similar.
Only one vote per school will be accepted.

Deadline Friday 5 April 2019

Click here to view the winners of the National Art competition 2018
(Click here to view the winning films of the film and digital art competition)

Download here the ISA Pupils’ Choice Award 2018 – Notes sheet

Submit your vote - Pupils' Choice Award 2018

The results will be announced after the Easter Break.

Cover Design competition 2018-19

Congratulations to the winners of the competition for the cover of the ISA Sports programmes 2018-19
Swimming programme – Isabel, Finborough School (E)
Athletics programme – Karina, St. Michael’s School (SW)
Triathlon programme – Imogen, Radnor House Twickenham (LW)

If you have any queries about the competition, please contact our National Arts assistant

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.