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The COBIS Art Competition is a celebration of creativity across our member schools. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to compete on an international level and gain exposure, as their artwork is viewed all over the world.

This competition is now closed.
The winning entries will be announced in early April.

The theme for the COBIS Art Competition 2020 is ‘Today's actions shape tomorrow's world’. Students can interpret this theme in any way they wish, but it must be reflected in their artwork.

Competition Dates
The competition will run from Tuesday 15 October 2019 until 3pm (GMT) on Friday 28 February 2020

There are five categories students can enter: 

  • Early Years and Foundation Stage
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Group Entries

Number of Entries
Each COBIS school can submit up to three entries in each category. Many schools choose to run an internal competition to select these entries.

Promoting the competition in your school
Download this poster to display in your school.

Winners and Prizes
The winners will be announced on the COBIS website by early April 2020. The winning entries will be published on the COBIS website, and may feature at the COBIS Annual Conference in May 2020. 

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

Previous Competitions
2019 Winning Entries

Terms and Conditions

1. To enter the COBIS Art Competition your school must be a registered COBIS school. 

2. The COBIS Art Competition will run from 15 October 2019 until 28 February 2020. Last entries must be received by 3pm UK time on 28 February 2020.

3. Entries must be submitted by the teacher on behalf of the student.

4. There are five categories for submitted entries, as listed below. Please ensure entries are submitted for the correct category. Entries will not be accepted from students outside of these categories or for work submitted to the wrong category.

Category A: Early Years and Foundation Stage
Category B: Key Stage 1
Category C: Key Stage 2
Category D: Key Stage 3
Category E: Group Entries

5. Three entries per category per school may be submitted. COBIS will accept the first three entries from a school in each category, and reserves the right to exclude subsequent submissions from the judging process.

6. The theme of the COBIS Art Competition is ‘Today’s actions shape tomorrow’s world’. COBIS reserves the right to exclude any entries which do not adhere to this theme.

7. Entries must be the students own work.

8. The student and school name should not appear on the image of the artwork submitted.

9. Any foul play, cheating, plagiarism or attempted manipulation of the results will result in a permanent exclusion of the offending school from the COBIS Art Competition. The judgement of COBIS on this point will be final.

10. Entries should be uploaded to the COBIS website (www.cobis.org.uk/art). Before uploading entries, please ensure files are named using this format: Student Name_School Name.

11. The judges' decision regarding the winners of the COBIS Art Competition will be final.

12. The winning schools will be announced in April 2020. The winners will be notified by email.

13. The full name, school name and art work of winners will be published on the COBIS website and social media. This information may also be published and promoted at the COBIS Annual Conference in May 2020 and in other COBIS-related publications. By entering the competition, the teacher confirms that the necessary permissions have been sought from students and/or their parents.

14. Competition entries will be licensed to COBIS on a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, worldwide basis for a number of purposes, including case studies, publications, exhibitions, competitions, website content, social media and other promotional purposes. By entering the competition, the teacher confirms that the necessary permissions have been sought from students and/or their parents for COBIS and other associated parties to publish the student name, art work, school name and logo for such purposes.

COBIS would like to thank EquipMySchool for sponsoring the COBIS Art Competition 2020. 

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