The Atkinson: Sefton Young Artist of the Year 2024

The Atkinson: Sefton Young Artist of the Year 2024

The Atkinson: Sefton Young Artist of the Year 2024

Venue: The Atkinson
Date(s): 27.7.24 - 31.8.24
Time(s): All Day


Sefton Young Artist of the Year 2024

Date:  Saturday 27 July 2024  –  Saturday 31 August 2024


Deadline for entries: 24 May 2024
Online Exhibition: 1 June – 31 August 2024
Winners Announced: 19 June 2024
Prizegiving Event: 27 July 2024
Foyer Exhibition: 27 July – 31 August 2024

Download entry formWord / PDF


Showcasing the emerging talent in Sefton


The Atkinson in partnership with The Arts Society Southport would like to invite Young Artists in High School, College or equivalent who live or go to school in the Sefton Borough to submit one piece of artwork to our competition.

Select one original artwork and carefully photograph it, then email your image and entry form to jemma.tynan@sefton.gov.uk by Friday 24 May 2024.

The competition is for paintings, drawings, prints (not reproductions), photography, textiles, sculpture or mixed media. Or any form of artwork you can come up with. However, we do ask that colouring in outlines printed or drawn by someone else is not submitted. Adults may give encouragement but must not have a hands-on role in creating the artwork.

The Atkinson may reject entries that it considers are inappropriate for any reason. Only original works will be accepted or copies that are clearly referenced either in the image or through the title, e.g. People Inspired by L.S. Lowry.

All entries will be exhibited on The Atkinson’s website from Saturday 1 June 2024.

The artworks will be reviewed by a panel appointed by The Atkinson. All works are judged on individual merit and the judges’ decision is final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into. Winners will be announced online on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Winners will receive arts vouchers to be redeemed online and are invited to display their work in The Atkinson Foyer from Saturday 27 July 2024. Arrangements will be made to deliver artworks between Monday 22 & Wednesday 24 July. The prizes, donated by The Arts Society Southport, will be awarded at a Prizegiving Event at The Atkinson on Saturday 27 July 2024.


Helpful tips for photographing your artwork

1. Remove the artwork from a frame if glazed – glass will create reflections in the artwork.
2. Place your artwork on a neutral background – busy wallpaper and cluttered rooms to be avoided.
3. Place your artwork in an area with natural lighting – near a window or outside on an overcast day.
4. Position the camera so the screen is mostly filled with your artwork.


If you have any queries about the competition, please contact Jemma Tynan (Exhibitions & Learning Officer, The Atkinson) jemma.tynan@sefton.gov.uk 0151 934 2033.