Art Bytes 2023 Celebration Events and Winners

On 7th June 2023, the second series of Art Bytes Celebration Events took place in prestigious cultural venues across England. Families, teachers and students came together to congratulate every child and young person who has taken part in Art Bytes this year, and champion the importance of creativity in schools.

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Every shortlisted child from the 71 schools participating was presented with a certificate, winners for each of the 9 regions were announced, and the national winners and runners up in each age group were presented with a fantastic range of prizes.

As well as the in-person events, a Live Stream was also available for schools to watch, or show later in school, broadcast from the North East event at the Biscuit Factory in Newscastle.

The North East is also home to both our national winners for 2023; National Primary Winner – Seb Sabin from Newminster Middle School with his piece ”Rainbow Tyne”  and National Secondary Winner, Maggie Lu from Royal Grammar School Newcastle with her piece “Cultural Portrait”.



Huge congratulations to ALL our winners, and to each and every student who took part in Art Bytes 2023, you should all be very proud.

We look forward to welcoming you again next year!




National Winners

National Primary Winner – Newminster Middle School ”Rainbow Tyne” Seb Sabin
National Primary Runner Up – Greenside Primary School ”Keris’s Self Portrait” Keris Priestley
National Primary Runner Up – Crayke Church of England VC Primary School ”Abandoned building” Isaac

National Secondary Winner – Royal Grammar School Newcastle “Cultural Portrait” Maggie Lu
National Secondary Runner Up – Manchester Hospital School ”Dream” Ella-Rose Taylor Dolan
National Secondary Runner Up – Coleridge Community College “David Attenborough” Nieve Wallman

Regional Primary Winners

East – Scott Primary School “Contrasting Hills and Mountain” Jessica Borthwick-Meyet
East Midlands – Oakwood Junior School ”Self Portrait” PG
North East – Newminster Middle School ”Rainbow Tyne” Seb Sabin
North West – Greenside Primary School ”Keris’s Self Portrait” Keris Priestley
South East – Orchard Meadow Primary School ”Mixed Media Scenery 3″ C
South West – Hillcrest Primary “The Eagle” Rosa Burnett
Gtr London – Daubeney Primary School “Florence’s Patch” Florence Wood
West Midlands – Priorslee Academy “The Mad Forest” James Lough
Yorkshire – Crayke Church of England VC Primary School “Abandoned building” Isaac

Regional Secondary Winners

East – Coleridge Community College ”David Attenborough” Nieve Wallman
East Midlands – No secondary school
North East – Royal Grammar School Newcastle “Cultural Portrait” Maggie Lu
North West – Manchester Hospital School ”Dream” Ella-Rose Taylor Dolan
South East – John Mason School “Rainbow Giraffe” Esme Stewart
South West – Mangotsfield School “Casey-ometti” Casey Blacklock
Gtr London – Southbank International School ”Peppers Study” BS
West Midlands – James Brindley Academy ”Ice Cream” Archie
Yorkshire – Lawnswood School “Untitled 3″ Daisy Mills Whitaker

Community Engagement Award

Mangotsfield School – South West

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