RSA Schools Art Award22 April - 30 May 2021
The RSA Schools Art Award is open to all Secondary and Special Schools in Scotland. The competition has been running since 1986 and is considered by teachers to be one of the most prestigious awards made to pupils. Supported by Scottish law firm Brodies LLP, prizes are awarded for work which displays creativity and originality and skills of technique and observation.
The judging panel this year was headed by RSA President, Joyce W Cairns with Kate Downie RSA, Marian Leven RSA and Louise Kelso from Brodies LLP.
Due to the Pandemic submissions were made digitally for the first time and, in spite of the challenge’s schools were facing, there were over 600 entries received. Sadly, no Special Schools were able to send entries this year.
This year’s Inspiration Art Department Award was won by Greenfaulds High School.
'The RSA is committed to encouraging and supporting artists right from the start of their creative journey. The recent lockdown has been a difficult time for school pupils and so it is very encouraging to see the exceptional works produced by the talented young people during this time.'
Joyce W Cairns, RSA President
View all the winning artworks below and click on each artwork to view the artist’s statement.
Main AwardsJunior (S1 & S2)
- Intermediate (S3 & S4)
- Senior (S5 & S6)
New Schools AwardsAwarded to the best entry in each category from schools that have not participated before, or within, the last five years.
Chairmen's ChallengeUsing the media of film pupils were asked to reflect on the pandemic using the theme PAUSE
Brodies Regional AwardsAwarded to the best entry in each category from the regions: north, west and south & east.
We are hugely grateful to Brodies LLP for their encouragement and support of our talented young artists.