ISA National Art Competition 2018

The ISA National Visual 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.

Just published!  The ISA Art Handbook for 2018 is now available to download. This booklet provides you with detailed information about the competition and how to enter. Qualification to the national competition is through area qualification.  You can contact your volunteer area art coordinator (details in the handbook) for information about the competition in your area.

2018 Regional Competition dates
London South          14 June 2018 at St Faith’s at Ash, Canterbury  CT3 2HH
South West               26 April 2018 at St Joseph’s School, Launceston  PL15 8HN
Other areas – dates and arrangements to be confirmed (Autumn term 2018).

ISA 2017 National Art Competition Finals

The 2017 National Art Competition Finals brochure is being printed and will be sent to all schools whose work featured in the national finals, along with certificates for winning pieces later in the spring term.  The complete list of all winners can be accessed here. Congratulations to all of the schools and their pupils who reached Finals this year.

Pupils’ Choice Award

The Pupils’ Choice Award is an opportunity for student voice in your school.  Your group/class of pupils view a presentation of the 2017 winners and vote for their favourites.  Closing date 29 March 2017.

Click here to download the presentation, which includes all the instructions and FAQ.
Click here to submit your vote.
There is an optional handout for you to print for your pupils to use during the presentation.

If you have any queries about the competition, please contact


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.