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Celebrate dot-art Schools 10th birthday

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dot-art Schools are working in partnership with Edge Hill University to launch their 10th annual art competition for schools across Liverpool City Region and beyond. To mark this milestone birthday, dot-art and Edge Hill are looking to the future and the importance of sustainability by inviting children to create art themed around protecting the environment, to highlight the importance of looking after our planet. As usual participating schools can enter Yr 5 or Yr 9 student artworks on any topic with theme of “Protecting Our Environment” being optional. 

If you are new to the competition here’s a quick run down of the details:

What is dot-art Schools?

  • dot-art Schools is an interactive, online, inter-school, art competition, taking place annually and culminating in a public exhibition of the winning artworks and prize giving celebration for teachers, students and their families.
  • The competition is open to all Primary (Year 5) and Secondary (Year 9) and SEND schools in the six boroughs of Liverpool City Region and near neighbours. It is designed to nurture talent, raise aspiration and take art out of the classroom into the real world.
  • Set up in 2012 in response to demand from local schools and the side-lining of the arts in the curriculum, to date over 9000 children from 602 schools have taken part.

Why participate?

  • Join dot-art Schools to celebrate children and young people’s creativity, build their confidence and improve well-being.
  • Research by Hope University and Curious Minds NW has proven our impact.
  • Download our leaflet outlining 10 reasons to join us plus other key details. Visit our website for more information and to register your school online by Christmas.
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Contact name:

Carolyn Murray


0345 0176660

Type of offer:

Digital/online activity or resource Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture

Key Stages:




Nature of activity or art form:

Visual art

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and wellbeing Raised aspirations Future work: careers/employability skills


We are a small, not for profit, arts organisation so we charge the entry fee to help sustain the programme annually, along with sponsors support.

If budget is the only thing stopping your school from signing up, we may be able to get a dot-art Schools Champion to cover the entry fee cost so please get in touch.

To get your school involved in dot-art Schools 2022 simply sign up using the form on our website.

We’re excited to celebrate and showcase your young artists creativity!Contact Carolyn if you have any questions.