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Art Competition

Together with Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), we invited students to produce a piece of art based on the theme, 'A Future to Be Proud Of'.

Our Art Competition is a brilliant opportunity for young artists to compete internationally and showcase their talent. The competition was open to all COBIS schools, including Applicant schools. 

We received close to 270 entries from 111 schools around the world. Well done to all students who entered and congratulations to our competition winners!

Winners and Runners-up

Click on the tabs below to view the winners and runners-up in each category. 

Please click on the images to view the artwork in more detail. 

The winning artwork may feature at our Annual Conference in May 2024.

A certificate and prize has been awarded to the winner and runner-up of each category.

Winner: £50 Amazon voucher plus an AUB tote bag with art materials*
Runner-up: £25 Amazon voucher plus an AUB tote bag and sketch book*

*AUB will offer an alternative prize if shipping is not feasible. The KS4 and KS5 winners and runners-up will also win an AUB creative workshop or webinar for their whole class (topics to be arranged). 

Judging Criteria

The competition entries were judged by a panel of teachers and art professionals according to the following criteria:

  • Imagination and originality
  • Overall impact of the finished piece
  • Technical challenges and use of material
  • Sticking to the brief: ‘A Future to Be Proud Of’

The highest scored entries in each category were then submitted to our guest judge from COBIS Supporting Associate, Arts University Bournemouth, who made the final selection. 

2023 Winners

Click here to read the winning poems from last year's competition, 'Who Am I?'.

We are delighted to bring you this year's Art Competition in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

AUB, offers high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries. It is the top specialist university for art and design in the UK (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

With students from over 60 countries joining courses from Preparation through to Postgraduate level, AUB’s creative community is a place where students and staff come together to innovate, collaborate and connect.

Our campus is a thriving digital and creative environment . Students are immersed into a richly artistic community with experienced staff plus close working links and collaborations with creative industries thus supporting the creative journey from the start.

Bournemouth is not only one the UK’s most beautiful award-winning natural coastal locations, it is also home to one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe.

One campus. Multiple disciplines. Unlimited possibilities.

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