Discover Articulation Challenge

Built on the success of the Articulation Prize for young people aged between 16-19, the Discover Articulation Challenge is an annual competition dedicated to engaging Key Stage 4 students with art and developing their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and ideas.  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 eight entrants to take part in our Summer final.

The Discover Articulation Challenge is part of Articulation, one of the National Gallery’s key learning programmes for young people nationwide. Articulation is delivered in partnership with a network of museums and galleries across the UK. Articulation | Secondary schools | National Gallery, London.

Discover Articulation 2022/23

The Discover Articulation Competition for 2022/23 is now open! To register to take part, please complete the online form here and we will then be in touch with more details. If you have any further questions please email Jo Stringer on

Please see below for more information on the timeline of the competition:

Discover Articulation Challenge Competition opens!  December 2022 
Students and teachers prepare for and film entries  December – March 2023 
Competition deadline  Thursday 23rd  March 2023 5pm 
Judging  April 2023 
Finalist announcement  Friday 21st April 2023 
Confidence building workshop (online)  Weds 3rd May (tentative) 
Finalists prepare and submit their final film  April – June 2023 
On campus grand final  Wednesday 14th June 2023 

A Teacher's experience

Paul McGinty, Art and Design Subject Lead at Abbey Grange Academy, Leeds, talks about how the Discover Articulation Challenge has benefitted his students.