Online voting launched to find the region’s top young artists

This year 1257 pupils from 76 schools have entered the dot-art Schools competition and the shortlisted Year 5 and Year 9 students from each school are now hoping for your votes to win a place in the 8th annual exhibition. dot-art Schools project manager Carolyn Murray commented: “We aim to celebrate the creativity of young people in the Liverpool City Region to nurture the next generation of rising stars. It’s also a fantastic chance for pupils to showcase their skills and artwork to their parents, family and the wider community. At this uniquely challenging time for everyone, it is uplifting to be able to share and enjoy children and young people’s creative efforts. Browsing through the hundreds of entries online to choose and vote for your favourite artwork is an ideal activity to do at home with your family.”

The judges have narrowed it down to their top three entries from each school ready for the public to vote for their favourite. The shortlisting panel is made up of representatives from some of the region’s most respected arts and cultural institutions. We’re delighted to have Tony Heaton OBE, Chair of Shape Arts and Dr Deborah Riding, who leads the children and young people team at Tate Liverpool as new judges for this year’s panel. They join Sandra Penketh, responsible for National Museums Liverpool’s fine and decorative art collections, and Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of LJMU School of Art & Design.

The artwork with the most votes from each participating school will win a place in the dot-art Schools 2020 exhibition. The competition’s overall winners will then be chosen by a special guest judge and announced at a prize-giving ceremony and exhibition launch later in the year. dot-art Schools is supported by Art Council England and could not operate without the generosity of our sponsors Medicash and Arriva.

View the shortlist and vote online for your favourite artwork here.

Online voting tip!

Remember to confirm your vote by clicking on the blue link in the email you will receive. Double check your email is spelled correctly to make sure you receive the email. You only get one vote so any new vote will override previous votes. Enjoy browsing and voting online!