ARTiculation Prize England

Take part in the 2021 ARTiculation Prize

Expressions of Interest for the ARTiculation Prize 2021 are now OPEN! The online registration form is available here.  Teachers from schools, colleges and educational groups can register on behalf of their students to take part in the ARTiculation Prize. Registration closes on Monday 21 September.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent government restrictions, this year schools are able to register their preference for their speaker to attend either a ‘live’ Regional Heat or Final at a museum or gallery in early 2021, or take part via video conferencing. We will allocate places to schools in early October wherever possible as they have indicated on their form.

All schools will still be required to hold an internal heat to select their speaker representative, and all Regional Finalists will be required to attend the Grand Final

ARTiculation Discovery Days for state school students to build their confidence in art analysis and public speaking will be held at museums and galleries this autumn in locations around the UK – please see here for details. Discovery Days are free but must be booked in advance.

We are also offering free online resources for your school to deliver ARTiculation: Classroom Exploration workshops in class. These include research packs for students from a range of museum and galleries, suggestions to build public speaking skills and the opportunity to get online feedback from the ARTiculation team. These resources will be available from the Autumn term; please email for more information.

General Information

Before completing the online Expression of Interest form, please read the ARTiculation Prize 2021 Competition Guidelines

Please be advised, the information below is not binding and is to be used only as a draft guideline to the ARTiculation Prize.

Internal School Heats and School Support Packs

Schools and other educational organisations are required to organise an internal competition with the winner being chosen to represent them at the Regional Heat and/or Final, either at a venue or ‘virtual’ event. Internal school heats must be registered with the Roche Court Educational Trust. We will signpost you to material supporting your heat including helpful hints for teachers, best practice guidelines, ARTiculation logos, a programme example and ARTiculation certificates.

Allocation of an ARTiculation Regional Heat or Regional Final, or a ‘Virtual’ Heat or Final

Expressions of Interest close on Monday 21 September 2020. After this date the ARTiculation team will assess all schools’ registrations received and allocate them a date for a ‘live’ or ‘virtual’ event, wherever possible to their preferences indicated on the form. All events will be held between January and March 2021.

Due to high demand in certain regions, schools may be required to participate in Regional Heats where an independent adjudicator will select students to go through to the Regional Final. This is usually the case for schools in London and Southern England.

Grand Final and ARTiculation Conference

A student is selected from each Regional Final (which may be live or virtual) to speak at the Grand Final which is part of the ARTiculation Conference. This conference is open to young people aged 14-19, regardless of candidates’ selection, and is designed to encourage debate and engagement with the arts. Places are free and limited students travel bursaries are available and must be requested at the time of application. If your student is selected as a speaker we will automatically allocate your school five places. The date and venue for the 2021 Grand Final and Conference will be confirmed in October 2020.

Registration Fee

A Registration Fee applies to all schools. Schools will be invoiced following their registration. The fee includes access to a range of ARTiculation resources to support your school’s participation, your speaker’s place in an ARTiculation Prize event and places at the Conference and Grand Final.

Schools from the state-maintained sector

Registration fee

  • A fee of £50 applies.
  • A limited number of bursaries are available to those schools that would otherwise not be able to afford the registration fee. If you think that your school may be eligible, please register first, then contact
  • If your school would like to make a donation to the ARTiculation outreach initiative, please tick the relevant box on the application form.

Schools from the independent sector

Registration fee

  • A fee of £100 applies.  £50 of this fee sponsors the ARTiculation outreach initiative
  • If your school would like to make an additional donation to the ARTiculation outreach initiative, or support a specific school to participate, please tick the relevant box on the application form.

ARTiculation relies on the generous support of our donors, trusts and foundations. We aim to keep costs to those who participate to a minimum. If you would like to discuss this further, please get in touch.