Sefton Young Artist of The Year Competition

Discover the next generation of artists in our Sefton Young Artist of The Year competition.

The Atkinson in partnership with The Arts Society Southport invited Young Artists aged 11-18 living in the Sefton Borough to submit one photograph of an original artwork to the competition, exhibited on The Atkinson’s website.

With over 120 entries received, the competition showcases the emerging talent in Sefton across a variety of artistic practices.

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

Click the thumbnails to see the artworks in full.

Young Artists Age 11

Young Artists Age 12

Young Artists Age 13

Young Artists Age 14

Young Artists Age 15

Young Artists Age 16

Young Artists Age 17

Young Artists Age 18


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.

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