The 2014 Young Art Exhibition has raised over £60,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Many thanks to all the young artists, parents schools and sponsors for helping is to achieve this terrific result.

YOUNG ART is an art competition for all school pupils which exhibits  at the Royal College of Art in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Now in its 24th year, YOUNG ART has raised over £850,000 for research into the genetic causes of cancer in children 

School students ages 4- 18 have an amazing opportunity to have their work exhibited at The Royal College of Art, one of the most prestigious venues in Britain and through their painting are able to help others of their own age suffering from cancer.

YOUNG ART exhibits over  700 paintings making it the largest exhibition of its kind in London. Judged by well known artists including Dr. Paul Thompson, Rector of the Royal College of Art who awards a special prize for A Level students.

How to enter

Any school is welcome to enter the competition by submitting one painting per pupil who donate a £2 entry fee as their contribution to raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Closing date 24th January 2014.



There are 1st, 2nd and 3 rd winners in 6 age categories from Years 1-13. 

Plus the Professor Chris Orr Drawing Prize, The Rector's prize for A level students and a special prize awarded by Professor Sir Christopher Frayling.


Out of 7,500 paintings entered over 700 have been selected by well known artists and will be exhibited at the Royal College of Art.


Life on Earth


Any Size up to A3 (42cm x 30cm), larger sizes acceptable from GCSE and A level students


Original work on paper (see the rules for more information)

The exhibition is open 29th April - 2nd May 2014 and everyone is welcome.

JOIN THE BIDDING ! Each painting goes to the highest bidder (parents have first refusal).

 Postcards and canvases of the paintings are also available.

This is a wonderful event and a highlight of the year.