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Posted: 30/09/2021

This year’s programme is particularly poignant because it marks dot-art Schools 10th anniversary of showcasing and celebrating children and young people’s creativity. Established back in 2012, dot-art Schools impact has grown each year, with 602 schools participating to date, with over 9000 young artists having entered their artwork. 

To mark this milestone birthday, dot-art and Edge Hill are looking to the future and the importance of sustainability by inviting children to create art themed around protecting the environment, to highlight the importance of looking after our planet. 

Carolyn Murray, dot-art Schools Project Manager said “For the first time ever we are introducing an optional theme for artwork submitted to dot-art Schools: Protecting Our Environment. Suggesting a theme is unique in the competition’s history, but as climate change is the biggest challenge facing the whole world, we wanted to offer this important focus as one way to raise awareness and generate discussion.  We are so pleased to be working with Edge Hill to amplify this message, alongside continuing to champion creativity and nurture artistic talent. To support this, we will be offering artist led environment focussed workshops, exciting eco prizes and activities, as well as practical tips to help us all make positives changes.” 

The competition itself is an inter-school, interactive, online art competition for Year 5 and Year 9. Taking part encourages children to explore their artistic side, increasing their self-esteem by celebrating their art, as well as giving pupils a chance to express thoughts and feelings through creativity. The initiative culminates in an exciting, and much anticipated public exhibition of the chosen artworks in Liverpool in June 2022.  

This term also sees the launch of dot-art Schools new sister project Art Bytes. This new national programme combines an inter-school art competition with virtual gallery technology, allowing schools across England to raise students ambition and develop confidence, as well as support their mental health and help develop vital skills for future employment.  

Registration is open NOW for both inter-school art competitions.

Contact Carolyn Murray if you have any questions