2023 Brain Art competition

The Royal West of England Academy of Art (RWA) and Bristol Neuroscience are delighted to announce the 2023 Schools and Community Brain Art Competition

The Competition  

Schools and community groups across Bristol and the surrounding area are invited to take part in this exciting art competition, coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of the formation of Bristol Neuroscience. The competition is being run by Bristol Neuroscience in conjunction with the Royal West of England Academy.  


The festival is a celebration of neuroscience research and we are looking for artwork that is broadly brain-related. The topic for British Science week in 2023 is “Connections” and the judges will be hoping to see work inspired by this theme. For examples of previous artwork submitted please take a look at our 2018 event page


Entries will be judged on originality and creativity. The judges will be looking for an imaginative response to the theme. There are six prizes in total. First and runner up prizes will be awarded in three categories: Primary School, Secondary School and Community Groups. We will also award commendations for other strong submissions. All prize winning and commended pieces of work will be displayed in the lower ground floor gallery at the RWA from 6th March to 10th April 2023, where members of the public will be able to view the work for free during normal RWA opening hours.  

  • 1st Prize: £100.00 of Amazon vouchers 
  • Runner-up Prize: £50.00 of Amazon vouchers 

The deadline for receipt of entries is 13th February 2023. Any entries received after this date will not be considered.  

For more details of the competition and how to enter, open the relevant documents below:

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