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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.


After the success of last year’s competition, The Canterbury Art Prize 2023 offers pupils across three age group categories who attend East Kent Schools the exciting opportunity to participate in this year’s competition. 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 2023 and in the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury! There will also be£100 cash prizes for the other two category winners. Alongside this, there will be three £50 runners up prizes.


Pupils could consider responding to their own environment, to the natural world looking at details or vast expanses. They might look at environmental concerns, the change of seasons, the beauty of our natural world or the connections we have as humans to our landscape. Pupils are encouraged develop their own creative interpretation to the theme and to be as imaginative as possible. Works can be hyper realistic or abstract in style. 

How to submit work:

Stage 1 - One artwork per entrant submitted digitally. Follow the link below. 

Deadline: Friday 21st April 2023

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