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?

The Artefact to Art competition is back for a third year, with a new theme:

Gods and Monsters

Just find an artefact from the ancient world that inspires you, and create an artwork based on it. Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Visual Art
  • Poetry (no more than 100 lines)
  • Short stories (no more than 1000 words)

Entries will be judged and prizes awarded in the following age groups:

  • Under 11
  • 11-14
  • 15-18

To enter, please download the entry form either for individuals or for schools/groups.

We plan to post images or the text of selected entries on our website. Unless otherwise explicitly stated in your entry, we will assume that you have given us permission to reproduce your work here.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we have extended our deadline to 30 May 2020.

Please email entries with accompanying forms to