Dot-Art Schools announces its 6th
annual Inter-School Art Competition!
Dot-Art Schools is now welcoming
applications from Schools in the Liverpool City Region and Cheshire to showcase
the artistic skills of Year 5 and Year 9 students. Registration is open until
Christmas for mainstream and Special Educational Needs Schools to sign up for
the highly anticipated 2017 to 2018 Art Competition.
The annual competition entries can be of any theme and will be shortlisted by
noted arts professionals, culminating in a public exhibition with winners
selected by an online public vote. A prestigious award ceremony is hosted for
students and their families where the overall winners and runners up are chosen
by a special guest judge.
This year we can reveal that the exhibition, formerly held at St Georges Hall,
will be hosted by our project partner Liverpool John Moores University at the
Liverpool School of Art and Design. Dot-Art Schools project manager Carolyn Murray
explains:- "The competition is designed to celebrate the creative talents
of young people and develop the next generation of rising stars, so we are
delighted to hold the public exhibition showcasing the pupil's artwork to their
parents, family and the wider community in such an appropriate and inspiring
setting as the art School."
Dot-Art Services who manage the Schools' competition are delighted that world
famous hairbrush brand Tangle Teezer has once again agreed to be the principal
sponsor of the programme, Matt Lumb, CEO of Tangle Teezer commented:-
"With innovation, creativity and design at the very heart of Tangle Teezer, we
are proud supporters of Dot-Art Schools and the creativity they promote and
Since its inception in 2012 the competition has thrived, with over 200 Schools
taking part to date and more than 4000 young artists. Dot-Art Schools is
committed to championing creative education in Schools and through its
Inter-School competition, gives young people confidence and pride in their
creative abilities, skills used across a vast number of career pathways.
Looking back to the competition's inaugural year the overall prize was awarded
to James Murphy from St Margaret's Church of England Academy. Years later James
is confidently forging a career in the arts, having curated his own exhibition
in Liverpool's Domino Gallery and is now in higher education studying creative
media. In 2012 James said:- "I have always had a love of art yet never
thought of following it through as a career until the Dot-Art Schools win. Since
then I took a huge interest in animation and have been in contact with several
designers and animators at Disney, Florida who admire my work and have helped me
develop in my aspirational career so far."
The overall winners for primary and secondary categories over the past 6 years
have showcased a broad range of artistic themes, reflecting the diverse work
Schools are doing in art and design. Past winning Schools have included St
Hilda's CE School, Christian Fellowship Middle School, Rainhill High School, St
Patricks Primary School, St Bede's Catholic Junior School, The Sutton Academy
and Knotty Ash Primary School.
As well as inviting Schools to sign up to the competition we are currently
seeking companies who believe in the importance of creative education to become
Dot-Art Schools Champions. Many Schools would love to take part in the Dot-Art
Schools programme, but budget cuts have made it a challenge, so for a small
contribution you could enable a School to take part in our programme.
Schools can sign up to the programme until 20 December 2017. Find out how by
or send them an email to:-
Schools@Dot-Art.Com or call:-
0345 017 6660.