Open Call: Sefton Young Artist of the Year

Open Call: Sefton Young Artist of the Year

 The Young Artist of the Year competition showcases the emerging artistic talent in Sefton.

The Atkinson, in partnership with The Arts Society Southport, would like to invite Young Artists in school years 7-13 (or equivalent) who live or go to school in the Sefton Borough to submit one piece of artwork to our competition.

Entries are encouraged from both individual young artists and local schools across Sefton.

All competition entries are exhibited online. The winners will be announced on 8 June and are invited to display their work in The Atkinson Foyer from 15 July. Prizes donated by The Arts Society Southport will be awarded at a Prizegiving Event at The Atkinson on 15 July.

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2023
Online Exhibition: 13 May 2023
Winners Announced: 8 June 2023
Prizegiving Event: 15 July 2023
Foyer Exhibition: 15 July – 2 September 2023

Download an application form: Word / PDF


The artworks are 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 receive arts vouchers.


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.

2022 Winners

Posted on 1 March 2023 under Exhibition

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