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The competition is open to all children and young people currently attending school within Kensington and Chelsea, and encompasses work in textiles, wood, metal or ceramic in addition to sculpture, painting and drawing.

All students whose work is selected for the exhibition will receive certificates and prize-winners will be awarded cash-prizes, presented by the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea during a special Prize-giving Day on Tuesday 17th June 2014.


How to submit

Submissions to the competition and exhibition are accepted from schools only, rather than directly from individuals. Schools should confirm their intention to take part in the competition by 30 April 2014, by contacting Jennifer Wood in the Arts Service on 020 7361 4378 or

Council’s Schools Art Competition and Exhibition 2013 prize-winner Iris Cabangan from Chelsea Academy, pictured with the Mayor and Mayoress of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr and Mrs Charles Williams, and Cllr Frances Taylor. Photograph by David Tett View the art work from the 2013 exhibition in an online gallery here:


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