In 2012 the Art Competition for Schools celebrates…

In 2012 the Art Competition for Schools celebrates its ninth year, and we are delighted to welcome a new title partner. The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools hopes to inspire children across the country with the National Galleries of Scotland’s superb collection of artworks.

Over 30,000 children from all over Scotland have participated since 2004.

An exhibition of the winning works from 2011 is on show at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness until 17 January and at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from 20 January – 24 May 2012 so why not go along and check out the talent on display?

This year’s winning works will be proudly displayed at the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

With six categories to choose from, clear links to Curriculum for Excellence and fabulous prizes to be won, make sure not to miss the closing date of 4th May 2012.

As part of our partnership with Tesco Bank we’re aiming to widen accessibility to visual art, with a tour of school roadshows to be announced later in the year.

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Scottish Poetry Competition

Open to all Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools – individual, group or class poems


– £100 worth of books* for the two winning schools – 1 Nursery/Primary, 1 Secondary
– The winning poems to be performed at St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington, as part of East Lothian Saltire Festival
– Certificate for all participating schools

Scottish Poetry Competition flyer

Launch of ‘see me’ Creative Writing Competition 2010

‘see me’ is delighted to launch its new and exciting national creative writing competition for 2010. The competition is open to anyone living in Scotland who is interested in writing whether you are someone who scribbles at home, have a keen interest or are an accomplished writer.

There are three categories: short story, poetry, or send us a tweet.

We are delighted to have three great judges on board. Children’s author and professional story teller, Lari Don will judge the short story, Dundee Street Poet, Gary Robertson has signed up as our poetry judge and Mark Thomas, well known comedian and political activist, will judge your tweets!

‘Support’ is the theme for all three categories and is open to your own interpretation. We all give and receive support as we go about our everyday lives – from family, friends, neighbours, teachers, colleagues and everyone in between. We encourage your to use your imagination and draw from your own personal experiences.

Winners from each category will receive £250 of Amazon Vouchers, The winners and runners up will be published on our website and an anthology featuring the best work will be released next year.

Closing date for entries is 10th December 2010.

Full details and entry forms are on the website If you would like leaflets promoting the creative writing competition, please let us know and we will get them out to you. Contact info at or call ‘see me’ on 0131 554 0218.