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Theme: ‘Journeys’

Categories: School Years 7-9, Years 10-11, Years 12-13.


The Canterbury Art Prize 2024 offers pupils across three age group categories who attend East Kent Schools the exciting opportunity to participate in this year's competition. The theme this year is ‘Journeys’ and can be interpreted in any way.


The overall winner will be presented with a trophy and a £100 cash prize and the opportunity to have their work exhibited at the St Edmund’s Arts Festival 2024 and in a prestigious Gallery in Canterbury! There will also be £100 cash prizes for the other two category winners. Alongside this, there will be three £50 runner-up prizes.


Pupils are encouraged to develop their own creative interpretation of the theme and to be as imaginative as possible. Works can be hyper realistic or abstract in style. All submitted works must be accompanied by a brief description about the piece.

Accepted media includes painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media and analogue photography.


Stage 1 - One artwork per entrant submitted digitally. Follow the link that can be found on here. DEADLINE Friday 19th April 2024

Stage 2 – If contacted, winners, runners up and highly commended works to be delivered to St Edmund’s School, St Thomas Hill, Canterbury, CT2 8HU by Wednesday 19th June. Works may be retained at St Edmund’s until 5th July.

The private view and prize giving will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 6pm.

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YEARS 7 - 9

1st- Claudia C (St Lawrence College) – Never Venture and Risk A Seashell for the World

2nd- Nina S (St Edmund’s School Canterbury) – Trapped Nature

3rd- Luke J (St Lawrence College) – Swimming Against the Tide

Highly Commended:

(These have been awarded due to the exceptionally high standard of work and the thought-provoking response in this category)

Yaryna K (St Edmund’s School Canterbury) - Invincible

Leila B R (St Edmund’s School Canterbury) – Protect

Sophie F (Sir Roger Manwood’s) – The Severed Lungs of Planet Earth

Sophie A (St Anselm’s) – Live Gently on this Earth

YEARS 10 – 11

1st - Eudora Z (St Edmund’s School Canterbury) – Shift

2nd - Emma N (Herne Bay High) – Urban Cage

3rd - Riley G (Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys) – Hustle and Bustle

YEARS 12 – 13

1st - James M (Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys) - The Striphouse in Red

2nd - Poppy H (St Lawrence College) – Unexpected Beauty in Urban Decay

3rd - Rebecca P (Herne Bay High) – Man & Nature


1st £100; 2nd £50; 3rd £30

The students who were awarded Highly Commended will receive certificates.

1st place for Category YEARS 12 – 13 will also be presented with the silver trophy.

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