Artefact to Art competition

old artefact with design on sideWhat do ancient artefacts tell us? Can objects from antiquity inspire us to think in new ways, and to engage creatively with the past?

After a brilliantly successful first year in 2017-18, the 2018-19 competition focused on Roman Britain. With almost 300 entries this year, the competition was extremely tough, but we have been bowled over by the high quality of entries we have received. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition, which will open in Autumn 2019.

We are now very proud to announce the following winners. Their work, plus the work of some other selected entrants, was displayed in a special exhibition at the CA-FIEC conference in London, 5-8 July 2019.

Visual Art

  • First place, under 11: Hiro McLinder (Summer Fields School, Oxford)
  • First place, 11-14: Charlotte Price (Woodbridge School, Suffolk)
  • First place, 15-19: Miriam Mitchell (Royal Grammar School, Newcastle)
  • Prizewinners: William Barrow (Summer Fields School); Isobel Buchan (Redmaids); Ivy Bullivant (Leicester Grammar School); Hannah Duncan (Roedean); Zara Hepworth (Nottingham Girls High School); Gabriel Huxley (Leicester Grammar School); Oliver Jennings (Woodbridge School); Verity MacLeod-Iredale (independent entry); Jemima Tandavanity (Surbiton High); Dominic Tse (Stonyhurst College).


  • First place, under 11: Amrita May Singh (independent entry)
  • First place, 11-14: Charlotte Hutchinson (Woodbridge School, Suffolk)
  • First place, 15-18: Aitana Miranda Arila (Roedean School, Brighton)
  • Prizewinners: Isabella Alcock (Burntwood School); Bella Armstrong, Isebelle Conley and Holly Ward (Nottingham Girls High School); Erin Casey (Godolphin and Latymer School): Rosalind Corderoy Conway (Brighton and Hove High School); Samson Fayers (Woodbridge School); Josie Head (St Edmunds School); Charlotte Hutchinson (Woodbridge School); Oliver Laxton (Woodbridge School); Annika Tang (Godolphin and Latymer School); Isabella Patrick (independent entry).

Short story

  • First place, under 11: Amber Shergill (Leicester Grammar School, Leicester)
  • First place, 11-14: Isle Orson-Jones (Brighton and Hove High School, Brighton)
  • First place, 15-18: Ananya Miletic (Burntwood School, London)
  • Prizewinners: Daniella Appiah (Burntwood School); Joseph Dawes (St Edmunds School); Ellen Hall (Woodbridge School); Sidney Hart (Redmaids); Juliet Hill (Surbiton High); Isaac Lucroft (Churcher’s College); Sean March (The Cedars Academy); Ilse Orson-Jones (Brighton and Hove High School); Allegra Westwood-Dunkley (Brighton and Hove High School).

Check out the winning and highly commended entries in the 2019 Artefact to Art Brochure (PDF, 3.9mb).