Canterbury Art Prize

The Canterbury Art Prize is a new annual competition being launched as part of the St Edmund’s Arts Festival and in partnership with The Canterbury Auction Galleries. It offers pupils aged 15-18 who attend East Kent schools the exciting opportunity to participate in the inaugural  Canterbury Art Prize. This year’s overall winner will receive a trophy, a £100 prize, two places on St Edmund’s School’s art workshop with renowned artist Ian Murphy and the opportunity to have their work exhibited at the St Edmund’s Arts Festival and in the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury. The judging panel will include David Lilford and, local artist, Esther Miles. Shortlisted candidates will have their work exhibited in the Art Exhibition at the St Edmund’s Festival and there will be two runners up prizes of art materials.

Ian Murphy will be delivering two days of Art workshops on June 24th and 25th.  The winner of the competition will be invited to participate in the workshops with their Art teacher. Ian Murphy is highly successful as an artist and educator. He travels worldwide in pursuit of visual stimuli for his own creative work but he is also in high demand for his inspirational workshops. He is constantly endorsing the benefits of working in the creative arena and his expertise and opinion has been sought by such institutions as the BBC, the National Society for Education in Art & Design and the British Council. Ian Murphy often uses buildings as foci within his art works so for this inaugural competition we have decided that Architecture will be the theme.

  • The competition is open to pupils who attend East Kent schools and who are aged 15-18.

  • One artwork per entrant submitted via this link

  • Shortlisted works to be delivered to St Edmund’s School.

  • Accepted media includes: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

  • Theme: Architecture

  • Terms and Conditions

  • For more detail contact

  • Download flyer and poster here

  • Deadline for entries: Friday 15th May 2020

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