RSA Schools Art Awards 2021

The RSA Schools Art Award is open to all Secondary and Special Schools in Scotland. The competition has been running since 1986 and is considered by teachers to be one of the most prestigious awards made to pupils. Supported by Scottish law firm Brodies LLP, prizes are awarded for work which displays creativity and originality and skills of technique and observation.


The judging panel this year was headed by RSA President, Joyce W Cairns with Kate Downie RSA, Marian Leven RSA and Louise Kelso from Brodies LLP.

Due to the Pandemic submissions were made digitally for the first time and, in spite of the challenge’s schools were facing, there were over 600 entries received. Sadly, no Special Schools were able to send entries this year.


This year’s Inspiration Art Department Award was won by Greenfaulds High School.

'The RSA is committed to encouraging and supporting artists right from the start of their creative journey. The recent lockdown has been a difficult time for school pupils and so it is very encouraging to see the exceptional works produced by the talented young people during this time.'

Joyce W Cairns, RSA President


View the online Awards Ceremony here