Schools Anti-Racism Art Competition

We are asking all students to use their creativity as a powerful tool against racism!

Submission Deadline: September 30 2024 / Awards Ceremony: March 6 2025

The perfect end of
year school project!

Due to popular demand our Advancing Race Equality Awards Art Competition is back. And once again we are inviting young people from all over Northern Ireland to use their creative talents to send a strong anti-racism message.

Our last Anti-Racism School Art Competition attracted over 300 entries and we are confident it will be as popular again this year. We are asking students to come up with an artwork that reflects the theme of anti-racism and which showcases unity and diversity.

The best entries will win an amazing prize for their school. The first prize winner will receive £500 for their school, money we would like to see spent on school meals. The runner up will receive £250 to be used in the same way.

Entries will be judged separately on a primary school and secondary school basis. 


  • Artwork must reflect the theme of anti-racism, showcasing ideas of unity, diversity and the fight against racial discrimination
  • All forms of visual art welcome (painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography, mixed media)
  • Submissions must be original works created by the student(s)
  • Each entry must include a brief description of the work explaining the concept


  • Open to students of all ages
  • Individual or group submissions are welcome (Six people maximum in a group)

How to enter?

Entries can be emailed to areawards@nwmf.org.uk however we would prefer if they were posted to us or dropped in: Third Floor, Embassy Building, 3 Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7BH.

Please make sure that when submitting, students include their name (or names if it is a group entry), the name of the school and what class they are in, their teacher’s name along with an email address and phone number of both teacher and parents/guardian.

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