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 Artefact to Art competition is back for 2018-19.

This year, we are inviting creative responses to ancient artefacts around a specific theme - Roman Britain. We will be accepting entries in the following categories:

  • Visual art
  • Poetry (no more than 100 lines - this category includes spoken word, hip hop poetry, and rap)
  • Short stories (no more than 1,000 words)

The competition is organised into three age groups: under 11; 11-14; and 15-18. Winners in each category will be win the chance to attend a creative masterclass with a leading professional artist, poet or author as appropriate. The closing date will be in March 2019. More details available soon.

For any queries, please email

This year's theme: Roman Britain

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