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Students were invited to produce a piece of art based on this year's competition theme, 'Connections'.

Our Art Competition is a brilliant opportunity for young artists to compete internationally and showcase their talent. This year, students were invited to produce a piece of art based on the theme 'Connections'. The competition was open to all COBIS schools, including Applicant schools.

We received nearly 600 entries from students in 99 schools worldwide. Well done to everyone who entered; our judges were extremely impressed by the quality of entries and really enjoyed reviewing the submissions!


This year's competition winners and runners-up are listed below. Please click on the image to view the artwork in more detail.


Winner: Emy Eltobgui, 5 years old (Modern English School Cairo)

Runner-up: Zitem Edozie, 5 years old (St. Saviour's School, Ikoyi)

Key Stage 1

Winner: Anna Zong, 6 years old (Wellington College Hangzhou)

Runner-up: Phoebe Bryant, 7 years old (British School of Ulaanbaatar)

Key Stage 2

Winner: Eva Zaharcenco, 10 years old (Heritage International School)

"The artwork represents the connections of my dreams. I am a dreaming person. My dreams are connected to the sea. I also like to read books about sea adventures. (Ceramics figures and wooden support)"

Runner-up: Jayani B, 11 years old (St George's International School, Luxembourg)

"Evolution by connection"

Key Stage 3

Winner: Jyoti Sharma, 13 years old (Brighton College Abu Dhabi)

"We are all 1"

Runner-up: Elisha Ilincev, 14 years old (Park Lane International School)


Winner: Year 7 Art Groups, 11 and 12 years olds (Nord Anglia International School Dubai)

"This piece was created by over 70 year 7 art students during their art lessons. The piece was inspired by the Artist Henri Rousseau. It links to the theme of connections as all life is interconnected especially in a place like a wild jungle"

Runner-up: Theano Orfanakis, Alona Feldinger and Ana Croitoru, 10 years old (King`s Oak British International)

"A 3D multi media piece to reflect on the impact of these unprecedented times. Produced by three students to show their support, appreciation and care."

Winners and Prizes

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

Winner: £50 Amazon voucher     
Runner-up: £25 Amazon voucher


We would like to thank this year's competition judges. Your help is invaluable and we truly appreciate the time and effort you put into judging the artwork.

To register your interest in judging future Art Competitions, please contact

2020 Winning Entries

We would like to thank Kinteract for sponsoring our 2021 Art Competition. 

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