Students across Scotland have been recognised for their artistic talent and creative skills in the annual Royal Scottish Academy Schools Art Awards competition.

Sponsored by UK and leading law firm Brodies LLP for the seventh consecutive year, the awards attracted more than 1000 entries from 48 schools across the country, including entries from eight special schools.

The awards ceremony, held online on Thursday 31 March, saw prizes go to 28 students, including the winning entries for the Chairman's Challenge – this year exploring the theme of 'renew'. The award for Inspirational Art Department went to Peebles High School.

RSA President, Joyce W. Cairns, said: "The RSA is committed to encouraging and supporting artists right from the start of their creative journey. Once again, we have been inspired and encouraged to see the exceptional works produced by talented young people across Scotland for this year’s art award”.

Brodies’ Chair, Christine O’Neill KC, added: “This year's awards are another reminder of the creativity and talent that can be found across Scotland, as well as the value of the support provided by teachers and art departments. The standard of entries across all categories has been excellent and I, with my colleagues, am delighted to be able to recognise the efforts of participants."

An exhibition of winning entries is available to view online until 31 May 2022.


Christine O'Neill KC

Chair & Partner