COMPETITION: Sefton Young Artist of The Year

COMPETITION: Sefton Young Artist of The Year

The Atkinson in partnership with The Arts Society Southport would like to invite Young Artists aged 11-18 living in the Sefton Borough to submit one piece of artwork to our online competition.

All entries will be exhibited on The Atkinson’s website from 13 May – 6 June 2020.

The winners will be awarded prizes donated by The Arts Society Southport on Thursday 28 May.

Please download the entry form and email your competition entries to by Sunday 10 May, 7pm.

Download Entry Form

Freedom to get creative!

The competition is for paintings, drawings, prints (not reproductions), photography, textiles, sculpture or mixed media. Or any form of artwork you can come up with. However, we do ask that colouring in outlines printed or drawn by someone else is not submitted. Adults may give encouragement but must not have a hands-on role in creating the artwork.

The Atkinson may reject entries that it considers are inappropriate for any reason. Only original works will be accepted or copies that are clearly referenced either in the image or through the title, e.g. People Inspired by L.S. Lowry.


The artworks will be reviewed by a panel appointed by the Atkinson. All works are judged on individual merit and the judges’ decision is final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into. Winners will be announced on Thursday 28 May. Winners will receive arts vouchers to be redeemed online.


The Arts Society Southport brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Their events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Their members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants. Their work creates a better, healthier and more connected society.

The Borough of Culture is awarded by Liverpool City Region to either Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral on an annual basis. The initiative was introduced in 2018 to allow each borough to provide cultural programmes for local communities. In 2020 Sefton’s Borough of Culture programme focuses on storytelling, local history and the environment.

Posted on 22 April 2020 under Exhibition, General news

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