IS THERE A THEME FOR THE EXHIBITION?
Yes, the entry must have been inspired by the V&A’s or Museum of Childhood’s collections, exhibitions or displays. Students may visit the V&A or Museum of Childhood in person or refer to its websites or catalogues. Inspiration may come from several sources, including objects from different eras, countries or artistic disciplines, but this should be traceable. Students should create original designs and not make copies of museum pieces.
WHAT IS THE MUSEUM NUMBER FOR THE PIECE THAT INSPIRED MY WORK?
This number can be found on the label by each work at the Museums or on the V&A website and Museum of Childhood website.
WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I CHOOSE ON THE SUBMISSION FORM?
The category to choose will almost always be the same as the medium you are working in; unless you have been inspired by the Museum of Childhood. Then your category will be Museum of Childhood.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE IMAGE OF MY PIECE?
Yes. You must enter at least three and up to five images of your piece which may include preparatory drawings, BUT you can only enter one piece of work.
CAN I SUBMIT WORK AS PART OF A GROUP/CLASS
We welcome art work made by a group or class – The submission will require a lead artist to complete the submission form, other artists in the group can then be added. Please refer to the instructions in the online entry form.
DO I NEED AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER THE COMPETITION
Yes all entries require an email address – this how we shall communicate with you. Entrants without email addresses can sign up for one via Gmail or similar.
I AM FROM OVERSEAS. AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Yes. All students in the UK studying in adult education are eligible.
I CANNOT APPLY ONLINE – IS THERE ANOTHER WAY OF ENTERING?
No. Please ask your tutor or library to help you complete your application.
Technical enquiries to adapt for arts – contact us via the contact form.
I WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A VIDEO ARTWORK, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Please upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube (without a password). Then copy the URL (web address) for your video into the relevant section of the Online Entry Form.
I DO NOT HAVE A STUDENT NUMBER, WHAT SHALL I PUT ON THE ENTRY FORM?
If you do not have a student number please leave this blank.
I AM HAVING PROBLEMS COMPLETING THE ENTRY FORM OR UPLOADING MY IMAGES.
If you have any problems uploading your images or completing the online entry form please contact us via email email@example.com