Could you be Derbyshire’s Young Artist of the Year?

We’re looking for Derbyshire’s talented Young Artists of the Year for 2020.

If you are in Year 4 to Year 13 we would love to see how you use your creative skills to produce an illustration, a painting or collage, photography or a 3D sculpture on the theme of “Modern day Britain” to enter the competition.

Finalists’ artwork, across the different age and competition categories, will be exhibited as part of the college’s Art’s Festival taking place from 22 June – 3 July 2020. As a young artist finalist you will be invited to a special ceremony where the winners will be announced and presented with prizes.

Find out more about the categories and terms and conditions of the competition here.

James Marples, Brand and Campaigns Manager at Chesterfield College said:

“The Young Artist of the Year competition has gone from strength to strength and we are looking forward to seeing how local young artists interpret our theme this year. We were amazed by the number and the standard of the entries we received last summer. Our judges had a real challenge when it came to choosing winners. It is fantastic to be able to encourage and celebrate the talent and skills of young artists and we are really pleased to be able to incorporate their work into the college’s Arts Festival.”

More about the 2019 winners

Last year saw a huge range of different styles of stunning paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography submitted and exhibited in West Studios, Chesterfield College’s creative hub and exhibition space. Winners of the 2019 competition spoke about how it felt to be crowned as Young Artists of the Year.

Isobel Greene, winner of the Visual Arts Year 7-9 category in 2019 said;

“I have chosen to do Art GCSE at school next year. If I could be an artist one day I would. It is really nice to win this competition.”


Harry Bell, Winner of the Visual Arts Year 4-6 category last year said;

“Winning this competition gives me a lot of confidence to paint a lot more.”

Young Artist of the Year


Send your entries to us before the closing date of 10 June 2020. 

Published by Lisa On 4th March 2020

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