Here’s a quick run down of the timetable and stages of the Art Bytes annual programme.
Teachers – be reassured entering the competition is not a lot of work! You can download our Teachers Action Calendar for details of exactly what you need to do and when.
Each participating school submits up to 30 pieces of student artwork which are displayed on the Art Bytes website on school portfolio pages in March. A panel of respected art professionals then shortlist the top 3 artworks from each school. Learn more about the judges here.
In April when the online public vote opens, everyone can vote for their favourite shortlisted artwork. The art work with the most votes from each school wins a place in the virtual exhibition.
To mark the exhibition launch in June there is a celebration event at each of our partner cultural venues across England, where a specially commissioned film announcing the regional and national winners in each age group will be shown. Students, families and teachers are invited to the event closest to them, however they can also choose to show the film in school.
The virtual doors to the exhibition will also be opened on this date and the winning students work can then be viewed online for a full 12 months!