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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.

Read the Discover Articulation Challenge privacy notice. 

Timeline for the Discover Articulation Challenge 2024

7th November 2023 - Our First Online Teacher Session took place. Teachers were invited to come along to this session, find out about the competition and receive top tips & guidance on how to get their students involved. Watch the recording of the session.

4th December 2023 - The competition officially opens!

28th March 2024 - The competition submission deadline.

W/C 15th April 2024 - Finalists will be announced and invited to the Final, held on University of Leeds campus.

14th May 2024 - Finalists invited to a confidence building workshop delivered by one of our Art Academics.

21st May 2024 - All participants who submitted to the Challenge are invited to an online celebration event hosted by the University of Leeds.

12th June 2024 - Final to be held on University of Leeds Campus.

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Teacher Resources

Resources and guidance for teachers wanting to get involved in the Discover Articulation Competition.

Teacher Handbook

Access and download our essential Teacher Handbook here:

Discover Articulation Challenge 2024 - Teacher Handbook

Recording of our Online Teacher Session

Teachers were invited to come along to this session, find out about the competition and receive top tips & guidance on how to get their students involved.

Articulation Starter Activity

Dr Rebecca Starr (lecturer in History of Art at the University of Leeds), has put together a short activity for teachers to use when introducing students to the Articulation Challenge.

You can download the interactive powerpoint presentation.


Our Top Tips

Top Tips for students when filming and editing their Articulation Challenge Submission.

A Teacher's Perspective

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

Winners & Runner up of Discover Articulation Challenge 2022/23

The Discover Articulation Challenge Final took place on Wednesday 14th June. See below the presentations of the winning candidates!

Runner up of Articulation 2023 - Dance of Recreation by He Jiaying.

Winner of Presentation Skills 2023 - A Leap of Faith, Spider-man into the Spider-verse.

Winner of Research Skills 2023 - Quipu Womb by Cecilia Vicuña.