2023-24 Young Artist Competition

Coventry Jubilee part of the wider Rotary Competition

Competition Now Open

Competition Guidance

THEME – 'Rebuilding’  The ‘Rebuilding’ Theme can be interpreted as broadly as the Young Artist wishes and does not need to conform to the dictionary definition of the word.   

‘Rebuilding Lives and Rebuilding Communities’ is one of three unifying themes Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I) is using to link all the service projects Rotary clubs undertake in and with their communities, and the people in them, locally, nationally and internationally.   The Theme for the Young Artist competition is simply ‘Rebuilding’ so it gives young people the widest opportunity to share their creative talents in showing us what it means to them.  

The competition aims to encourage young people to use traditional or contemporary methods of art to:

  •  be creative
  •  develop skills in using traditional or contemporary media
  •  demonstrate the interpretation of the topic
  •  express personal ideas through a selected medium

The competition is open to all schools and college communities and those who are home-educated, along with any other young people’s community organisations, for example, Scout Groups, Girl Guides etc..

There are three age groups:

  • Junior:              7 to 10 years old
  • Intermediate:   11 to 13 years old
  • Senior:             14 to 17 years old

Entrants must not be over the upper age parameter for each group on 31 August 2023. 


The winners of each age group of the Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee Competition will go forward to the District Competition and the winner from the District is then forwarded to the National Rotary Young Artist Competition. 


To produce one finished 2-dimensional, up to a maximum size of A2, unframed, piece of artwork based upon the theme, ‘Rebuilding’.  

We welcome artwork in any medium: For example - Pen & ink, paint, collage, printmaking or digital formats.  

To accompany the submission, each entrant MUST provide a brief sentence describing the relationship of the artwork to the theme. Failure to do so will mean the entry is ineligible and the entrant therefore disqualified.  

Pieces of artwork that are part of a current educational exam portfolio are not eligible for the competition, due to educational exam board regulations.   

Please Note: Artwork that incorporates photographic images of people under 18 years or vulnerable adults must be accompanied by consent forms for the use of those photographic images. 

Plagiarism or Close Copied Images

Plagiarised or 'close-copied' images are not permitted in any competition. It is important that we protect the work of creative individuals. Whilst we are all inspired by the work of others, there is without doubt a grey area where inspiration carries over to close copying. For our competitions 'close copying' is where, to a reasonable person, the submitted entry appears remarkably similar in significant important respects to a body of work created elsewhere. We are looking for original pieces, not copies, which match the theme of the competition.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical merit
  • Content and composition
  • Imagination and style

Only in exceptional circumstances and at the sole discretion of the competition organiser, will correspondence or discussion be entered into following the competition.

All entrants receive a participation certificate from the Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee with winners and those placed awarded a prize.

Entrants must not be over the upper age parameter for each group on 31 August 2023. 

How to Enter 


To arrange the submission of entries please contact Helen Bradley below the image

ENTRY FORM - 2023-24-Young-Artist-Entry-Form.pdf

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