Voting opens to find Liverpool’s young X factor artists

dot-art schools, 2017 winners receive their awards

Voting opens to find Liverpool’s young X factor artists!

A public vote to find Merseyside’s best young artists opens Wednesday 4th April. More than 900 pupils entered this year’s dot-art Schools competition and are hoping for your votes to see their artwork on display in a free public exhibition at Liverpool School of Art & Design later this spring.

dot-art Services who manage the schools competition are delighted that Liverpool John Moores University is the project partner and world famous hairbrush brand Tangle Teezer is the principal sponsor of the programme again. Tangle Teezer joins other supporters including Cass Art, Merseyrail and Northern Rail to support the initiative.

The online inter-school art contest, which is now in its sixth year, gives both Year 5 and Year 9 pupils across the Liverpool city region the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and have their work displayed in the exhibition. More than 900 pieces of art from 55 primary and secondary schools across Merseyside were entered in to this year’s competition.

The judges have narrowed it down to their top three entries from each school ready for the public vote. The artwork with the most votes from each participating school will form part of the exhibition which opens in June at Liverpool School of Art & Design.

dot-art Schools project manager Carolyn Murray added: “The competition is designed to celebrate the creative and artistic talents of young people in Merseyside to nurture and develop the next generation of rising stars. It’s also a fantastic chance for pupils to showcase their skills and artwork to their parents, family and the wider community in a free public exhibition in one of Liverpool John Moores University most creative settings.”

The overall winners will be chosen by a special guest judge and announced at a prize-giving ceremony and exhibition launch. Following the exhibition at Liverpool School of Art & Design, prints of the artworks will also be displayed at one of Merseyrail’s city centre train stations in July.

View the shortlist and vote online for the work you would like to see on show at Liverpool School of Art & Design at Voting will close at midnight on Saturday 28th April 2018.