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Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2020

The Fourth Plinth Schools Awards is now open for entries. The Awards are a chance for schools to get creative and produce a work of art inspired by the contemporary art commissions for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth.

Once again, prizes for the winning students will be provided by our partner Cass Art – the UK’s leading independent art supplies retailer. Here’s how to get involved:

  • Get your students to design an artwork inspired by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square
  • Scan or take a photo of your students’ artwork and submit it to the online gallery
  • That’s it!

There are winner and runner-up prizes for different age categories: 5-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-15 years, as well as prizes for the best work from each borough. There’ll also be a presentation ceremony at City Hall and all winning entries will appear in an exhibition in late spring. Our 2020 judge is Michael Rakowitz, current Fourth Plinth artist. Find out more about his work The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist.

Entries can be in all art forms including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and digital designs. There’s no limit to the number of entries from each school and both group and individual entries are welcome.

Download the Fourth Plinth Teachers Resource Pack and if you have any questions, please contact: [email protected].

The 2020 competition closes on 6 March 2020, get uploading now!

Previous entries

In 2019 we had an amazing 2250 entries from schools in every London borough. Take a look at some of the entries and winners from the Awards Ceremony at City Hall below.

Fourth Plinth Eat Your Veg

Fourth Plinth NHS History in the Making


Fourth Plinth Wandsworth Primary School

Fourth Plinth Belmore Primary Academy

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