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Staedtler Secondary School Artist of the Year Competition

Enter the STAEDTLER Secondary School Artists of the Year Competition and you could WIN up to $1,000* and be crowned the 2021 Artist of the Year!


Open to all year 7 to year 12 students, it’s an opportunity for all up and coming artists to share their work for the opportunity to win one of 9 prizes. Entries open on 21 June and close on 19 July.

This year STAEDTLER are doing it a little bit different.  With the help of their panel of 3 talented judges, they are searching for the STAEDTLER Senior (years 10-12) and Junior (years 7-9) Artist of the Year 2021.  Both first place winners will receive $1,000 cash! 

Using your favourite STAEDTLER products, show us your STAEDTLER-tivity and produce a masterpiece you’d like to submit.  Whether inspiration is a person, a favourite place, an animal, or school arts project, we can’t wait to see the work of art!

Upload a picture of your artwork to the competition portal below and follow the prompts. You will need to include artwork title, your name, school and year group. Please ensure STAEDTLER can see the paper or canvas it has been produced on.

Entries close on Tuesday 19 July and the judging and voting will take place.

You can vote for the People’s Choice Award from 20-27 July – just come back to the competition page. Winners will be announced 28 July.

For more information on the competition please visit the STAEDTLER Competition Website here

If you want to take part but not sure where to begin, STAEDTLER have a few how-to videos in the Discover section of our website that could help.

Need some supplies? Here are some of our most popular STAEDTLER products to use to create your artwork.