Feb 23, 2019

Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • Saatchi Gallery, King's Rd, London, UK
University Selection Competition Workshop Skill Building Other


The Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools is a competition open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Individuals can enter as many art works as they wish, and there is no prescribed theme for works entered, nor is there a restriction on media used; sculpture, painting, installation, photography, video and mixed media artworks are all eligible and welcome as entries. Images of the works are submitted online.

Prizes for this compeition includes a high profile exhibition of the top 20 shortlisted art works at the Saatchi Gallery.

The overall winner can win $12,000 USD for their school, and $2,500 to winning pupil.

Secondary school winner (ages 11-18): $6,400 to school, $1,200 to pupil.

Primary school winner (ages 4-11): $6,400 to school, $1,200 to pupil.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Any student from across the world are welcome to submit their work, so long as they are enrolled in a school.

Participation Cost


All submissions are made free of charge.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


There are no pre-requisite technical abilities required to enter, however, in order to an eligible winner, individuals must be creative, have practical skills in art-making, a sense of vision and an appreciation of aesthetics.

Time Commitment


The amount of time dedicated to this competition is at the own participants discretion (e.g. one can make a one-off submission, or submit multiple artworks).

Application Deadline

The deadline for annual entries tends to be at the end of January that same year.

Application Process Includes

Students can submit images of their artworks on the website online.