Discover ARTiculation Challenge

We are delighted and proud to announce the winners of this year’s Discover ARTiculation Challenge, a competition which engages young people to speak about art and architecture:

Prize for presentation skills:

Rosy Akalawu-Ellman, King David High School (Manchester)

Prize for research skills:

Sam North, Abbey Grange Academy (Leeds)


Cara Bossom, Francis Holland School (London)

It was amazing to receive so many entries this year, especially as many of the students made their film in lockdown. We were hugely impressed with the range of art and architecture topics that the students spoke about and it was lovely to see their individual personalities shine through in their films. The following students took part in the Final which was adjudicated by Helen Watson from ‘The Tetley’ in Leeds:

  • Asmita Anand, Guildford High School
  • Basmala El Khandry, Riverside Academy
  • Cara Bossom, Francis Holland School
  • Oscar Virgoe, St. Olave’s School
  • Rosy Smith, King David High School
  • Sam North, Abbey Grange Academy
  • Tania Pavlova, Highgate School

More about the Discover ARTiculation Challenge

The Discover ARTiculation Challenge is an annual competition dedicated to engaging Key Stage 4 students with art and to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions. Built on the success of the ARTiculation Prize for sixth form students, it has been designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills.

Students are invited to submit a 2-3 minute film of themselves speaking about a work of art, an artefact or a piece of architecture of their choice. Judges from the University of Leeds and our partner galleries view each film, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential before choosing entrants to go forward as finalists. Finalists are invited to speak at the Discover ARTiculation Final.

More information on next year’s competition will be available after the summer.