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2017 exhibition at the Royal College of Art   

Young Art is an art competition for all school pupils which previously exhibited at the prestigious Royal College of Art in aid of Cancer Research UK. 

Another successful and stunning exhibition. Thank you to you  ALL - the parents, teachers, friends and of course all the entrants for making  YOUNG ART 2017.

You all loved the space - thank you for making it so special.

We have wonderful new plans to share with you for 2018.  News shortly…….

(This  website will be updated shortly - please bare with us! …. pictures of the exhibition and more to follow …….)




The concept of YOUNG ART is brilliantly simple. 

YOUNG ART is an exhibition at the Royal College of Art for school students aged 4-18 raising funds for Cancer Research UK.

It is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring artists to have their work judged by well-known professional artists and exhibited at the prestigious Royal College of Art and, at the same time, raise money for Cancer Research UK.

YOUNG ART is run by volunteers and the overheads are kept to a minimum by our loyal supporters and sponsors, ensuring that almost all the money raised goes to research into the genetic causes of childhood cancers through Cancer Research UK.

YOUNG ART is a wonderful opportunity for children who enjoy art to help other children who are suffering from cancer and whose futures are not quite so assured.

To participate each student donates £2 per entry to Cancer Research UK.

The entries are collected in January of each year.  Approximately 800 artworks are hung and every exhibitor receives a certificate.  In addition the judges award 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes in 6 age categories (see Rules for details). 2016 welcomes the second year of the separate drawing prize entry initiated and judged by Prof Chris Orr MBE RA. 

Every school that participates will be represented at the exhibition, a proportion of the total number of entries submitted will be displayed. 


Everyone is welcome at the exhibition – school groups during the day, exhibitors and parents on assigned evenings.


“What a great event... everyone said it was the best ever... with 930 pictures exhibited in the galleries which were buzzing”

Quote from the 2016 Young art exhibition at the rca

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Our Patrons

Prof Ken Howard OBE RA

Prof Chris Orr CBE RA

Prof Sir Christopher Frayling

Eileen Cooper  OBE RA

Our Supporters