Calling All Young Artists! PAC Launches A Right Royal Art Competition

To celebrate HRH Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) has launched an art competition which could see your school or organisation win a £200 top prize.

Children and young people aged 5-18 years of age are invited to create a piece of artwork inspired by the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

The competition is being run in association with All Saint’s Church, in Pocklington where selected images from the competition will be displayed as an outdoor exhibition along the railings from 23 May to 18 June 2022.

PAC Director Janet Farmer, said: “This is a special moment in our history, so we wanted to present an exhibition that reflects this.

“After we previously held two hugely successful outdoor exhibitions at All Saint’s Church during lockdown we can’t wait to see these new art works marking such a momentous occasion and created by young local talent on display.”

Entrants could win £200 for their school or organisation, plus prizes of £50, £25, and £10 are up for grabs for the three pupils whose art works are judged to be in the top three.

The prize money has been made possible thanks to The Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre.

Chair of the Friends of PAC, Janet Brader said: “We love being able to encourage children and young people to engage in the arts, something which we do through subsidising the venue’s family theatre programme, so we are delighted to be able to support this wonderful competition.”

Young artists should submit their 2D art as an A4 or A3 image or a Jpeg (excludes photography) to Pocklington Arts Centre or by emailing by Tuesday 26April.

Please include your name, age, telephone number, email address and name of school or organisation.