New for 2017 | Schools’ Y7-Y9 Visual Arts Competition



A further competition for students in Y7-9 will be added to this year’s Taunton Live, giving the opportunity for all students attending school in the borough of Taunton Deane to participate.

The competition for Y7-Y9 students will link to the multi-cultural theme of celebrating the diversity of culture within our town borough and county. This competition will have three categories as with Schools’ Open Competition:

This event will showcase 2D, 3D, and Photography work by Y7 – Y9 students (aged 11 – 14) who live in or attend school in Taunton Deane. The competition features Restaurant vouchers from Pizza Express who have sponsored the awards, certificates of merit and a month long public exhibition of selected entries at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton.

Competition Details



The Taunton Live Y7-Y9 Arts Competition will accept entries for:

  • 2D:painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, collage
  • 3D:ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, construction
  • Photography

along the theme of “CLIMATE”. The theme may be interpreted in any way by the artist, but the link to the title “Climate” must be apparent and explained on the entry form.

Eligibility and Rules

All Y7-9 students living in or attending school in Taunton Deane are invited to participate. Students may submit only one art piece per category, but may enter more than one category.

Artwork must be created while the student attends school. During the registration process, students will be asked to list their teacher’s name for artwork that was created in class during school. We want to acknowledge the contribution of Art Teachers on behalf of our students and community. Artwork that was created outside of school may submitted as long as the work was done while attending school.

Judges/Judging Criteria

An independent panel of judges with experience in (practicing, teaching, or representing) the categories will judge the competition. The criteria used for judging are:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Content
  • Degree of expertise in the chosen medium

Remember, presentation is important, and your 2D art and/or Photography will show better if carefully framed.


Private View and Awards 

A private view at which prizes will be presented will be held at The Brewhouse Theatre on Wednesday July 12th from 6.30pm.  Prizes will be awarded for the best in each category.

Pizza Express are kindly offering a further deal for any Tables prebooked at the Taunton branch on the award evening of a free piccolo menu meal with every adult main ordered.

Gallery Details

Entries accepted for the competition will be on display for public viewing from Wednesday July 12th until Saturday July 29th between 10am and 4pm weekdays, 12 noon and 4pm Saturday and on theatre performance evenings.

(All art work will be need to be collected from the Brewhouse gallery on Monday July 31st between 10am and 4pm)

Important: Artwork Preparation

Remember that your art will be displayed at a professional art exhibition; therefore presentation and preparation is important.

All 2D work should be fixed with D-rings about one third of the way down with string for hanging and be clearly labelled with name of artist, school attended, title of work, medium and price (if for sale).

Entry Details

Entry forms will follow shortly and should be submitted via email or posted to:-

Liz Hutchin, Schools’ Coordinator, Go Create Taunton, 7 Waterleaze, Taunton TA2 8PX

Closing date for entry forms will be Thursday June 22nd 2017.

Delivery of art work for the competition

All artwork for the competition should be delivered to The Brewhouse Theatre between 10am and noon, on Monday July 10th.

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Entry Form