The Young Artist Award is an annual art competition for schools in Fife. It aims to recognise and support creativity in schools, and promote learning using the University of St Andrews’ museum collections as a starting point.

The theme for this year’s competition is Animals Alive? and encourages pupils to create artworks that consider endangered species, extinction, survival and more using the animals and artworks from the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History.

Pupils can win vouchers or art materials worth up to £40 and see their work displayed in the new Wardlaw Museum in St Andrews.

The competition closes on Friday 3rd April 2020.

To support pupils’ participation in the competition, schools can book free, hands-on workshops designed to meet Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes.

These take place at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History. Travel bursaries are available.

Secondary schools may also arrange classroom-based workshops with museums staff.

Bookings open from 15th November. Further details and teachers’ resources will be available soon.