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 submit a longer, more in-depth video for our last round of judging and our winners are announced!

The deadline for entries is  Friday 30th April, 2021. We are excited to announce this year’s judge for the Final on 24th June will be Nat Walton and you can read her bio here.

For links to Teacher Handbook and our Entry Support Presentation, please fill in our School Entry Form!

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


Zach Taylor from Abbey Grange Academy, talks about winning the Discover ARTiculation Challenge in 2018.

Last year's winners

It was amazing to receive so many entries last 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 Final was adjudicated by Helen Watson from 'The Tetley' in Leeds, and here are our winning videos!

Prize for presentation skills: Rosy Akalawu-Ellman, King David High School (Manchester)

Prize for research skills: Sam North, Abbey Grange Academy (Leeds)