How can my school take part?
A school must be registered by a teacher before anyone from that school can submit.
Teachers, you’ll need to create an account and select your school from the list. Next, follow the instructions on the confirmation email to activate your account. Once the account is activated, the school is registered and artworks can be submitted.
Parents/guardians, please ask a teacher at your child's school to register. Once they have registered, you will then be able to create an account as a parent and submit artworks on behalf of your child against the registered school.
Students 12 and under, a teacher or parent/guardian will need to enter for you.
Students 13 and older, please ask a teacher at your school to register. Once they have registered, you will then be able to create an account as a student and submit artwork.
Parents/guardians, teachers and students, follow the prompts on the registration page to create an account and submit artwork.
Who can submit?
Students aged 4-19 attending school in the UK can enter artwork. Schools, colleges, universities and art clubs are eligible to register as a ‘school’.
The school students attend can also be a homeschool. Homeschooling parents, guardians and teachers will need to register as teachers and add the details of their homeschool by ticking the 'School not listed/homeschool' box on the registration page.
How can I check if a school is registered?
You can check whether a school is registered by visiting our new registered school checker page. Search for the school by name, postcode or address. If the school is listed, it is registered and you can submit. If it's not listed, you'll be able to download a leaflet to share with a teacher so they can register the school.
I have a question about homeschooling students
We welcome submissions from students that attend a registered homeschool.
Homeschooling parents, guardians and homeschooling teachers, please register as a teacher and under school details, select the ‘School not listed/homeschool' option. If you are currently learning at home because of covid but you normally attend school, your school will still need to register before you can submit.
I haven’t received my account activation email
Start by checking your junk mail. If it’s not there, request a new email. If this doesn’t work and you’re a teacher, please check with your school IT department as it may be a firewall issue.
If you’ve tried the above and are still not receiving your activation email, please fill out the form below to contact us, including the email address in question.
I am having problems submitting my artwork image
Double check your file is 5MB or less and is either JPEG or PNG format. If you want to submit a file that is not a JPG or PNG, you can use a file converter website to change your file so it will upload.
If your photo was taken using an iPhone, these photos are often saved as HEIC images, not JPEG. These files will need to be converted to JPEG or PNG files using a file converter website.
If you’ve tried the above and are still struggling to upload your image, please fill out the form below to contact us and include the image you're having issues with.
Do I need to collect student permission forms?
As a teacher, you will need to obtain permission from parents/guardians for every student whose work you submit. We've made a permission form for you to use but they are for your school’s record only - we don't need a copy. Please follow your school’s guidance on where to store these.
When will I hear if my artwork was selected?
Our judges will be making their selection soon and we’ll share the results with participants by the end of May.
We’ve contacted all participants to let them know the results of their submission, but if you haven’t heard from us, you can log in to see the results as well. If you are still struggling, let us know by filling out the text box below.
How can I take part in the next Young Artists’ Summer Show?
Submissions have now closed for 2023, but we’d love you to get involved next year. Read about getting involved on our website and sign up to our mailing list to hear more about the Young Artists' Summer Show.
I'd like to buy a piece of art
The RA does not sell artworks on behalf of the artists.
How many artworks can students submit?
Each student can submit one artwork.
Have you had a look at our FAQs page? You might find your answer there. If not, please fill out the form below.