The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.
It is now open for applications!
There are so many specimens you could try drawing, from fossils in museums, shells from the beach, organs in your body, plants, animals and even organisms seen under the microscope.
Categories and prizes
Entries are invited in the following age categories 7-11, 12-14, 15-18 and there are prizes for:
The top 10 entries in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils and a certificate.
The top three of these will also receive £25. Plus an experience day (21st December) at the Royal Veterinary College, meeting the artist in residence and going on a tour of the anatomy museum and dissection rooms.
The school of one winner in each category will also receive the top prize of £250.
If you would like to try specimen drawing and create an entry for this competition see Mrs Ramsey or Miss James.
After school sessions will start in June – look out for posters around the school!