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Celebrate student’s creativity with dot-art Schools competition

Join dot-art Schools 2020 to celebrate children and young people’s creativity, build their confidence and raise their aspirations. 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 ceremony for teachers, students and their families.

The competition is open to all primary, secondary and SEND schools in the six boroughs of Liverpool City Region. To make life easier for you there is purposely no set theme for artwork entries. Both 2D or 3D works by Year 5 or Year 9 students are eligible.

We hope you will join us for our 8th year! Schools have until Thursday 16th January to sign up and join the 2020 competition. Download a sign up form at or email Carolyn Murray, Project Manager for details.

dot-art Schools is also an Arts Award Supporter and an Artsmark Partner.


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Contact name:

Carolyn Murray


0345 017 6660

Type of offer:

Trip out of school Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture

Key Stages:



£150 per year

Nature of activity or art form:

Exhibition Visual art ASD/other SEN-friendly

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Raised aspirations


Please note the dates indicated are for the sign up period which is open now and closes on 20th December 2019. Participating schools then submit their competition entries as photographs by February half term 2020. Following a shortlisting process and online public vote the winning entry from each school is then exhibited at LJMU School of Art & Design in June 2020.