Students are invited to produce a piece of art that reflects this year's competition theme, 'Connections'.

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

Download our poster to promote the competition in your school.

How to enter

Submissions will open on Wednesday 27 January and close at 3pm (GMT) on Wednesday 24 February 2021.  Each school will be able to submit up to three entries per category:

  • Early Years and Foundation Stage
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Group Entries (all ages)

Many schools choose to run an internal competition to select these entries.

Full details about how to submit your students' entries will be made available on this webpage in January 2021.

Winners and Prizes

The winners will be announced on our website and social media channels in April 2021. The winning entries will be published on our website and may feature at our Annual Conference in May 2021. 

A certificate and prize will be awarded to the winner and runner-up of each category.

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

Interested in Judging?

To register your interest in judging the competition, please contact students@cobis.org.uk.

Terms and conditions
Full Terms and Conditions for the Art Competition can be downloaded here.

Previous competitions

We would like to thank Kinteract for sponsoring this year's Art Competition. 

Kinteract’s intuitive digital learning platform supports schools and educators to provide evidence-based learning, regardless of location, curriculum or student level.

Kinteract enables teachers to deliver unique teaching and learning experiences within a singular platform that aligns to the workflows and reporting needs of their school. Through the use of classroom observations, real-time student portfolios and machine-learning algorithms, Kinteract provides actionable insights to improve educational outcomes.

Teachers have the flexibility to deliver classes in person or remotely while designing opportunities for student-driven learning, automating tasks and planning seamlessly for the days, weeks or terms ahead.