Discover ARTiculation Challenge


Built on the success of the ARTiculation Prize for sixth form students, 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 conclusions.  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.


Discover ARTiculation 2021/22

Discover ARTiculation 2021/22 is now open for entries! 

To get involved, please complete our online form with your details and you will then be able to access resources to help you and your students with entering the competition.

Students will then need to film their entries which you will send to us to be judged by our panel (we can accept a maximum of five entries per school). We will then select 8 finalists who will take part in the final on 22nd June 2022.  We hope the final will take place on campus but we will confirm that at a later date.  The timeline for this year’s competition is as follows:

If you have any questions and queries, please email Ellie Johnson on

Our 2021 winning entries

Winner of the Prize for Presentation, Arya Kozhipally from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, presents on Sawlaram Haldankar’s painting ‘Glow of Hope’.


Winner of our Prize for Research, Delphi Harrison from Abbey Grange Academy, presents on Sol LeWitt’s work ‘A not straight line drawn from the left side to right, drawn at a convenient height’.


Sam Dimery, from Abbey Grange Academy was also highly commended, for their presentation on David Hockey’s ‘The Road to York Through Sledmere’.

Find out more about the competition

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.

Hear from our 2018 winner

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