Roy McComish Art Competition

All students in all Round Square schools (not just delegates attending the conference) are invited each year to submit artwork for the annual Roy McComish Art Competition by the 31st August 2020. 


Subject Matter

Students are asked to submit artwork that best captures the theme of “Take Less, Be More”. Students can use any medium to best capture the theme.

Prizes and Honours


There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and will be showcased during the Opening Ceremony. Judges will look for creativity, skill and interpretation of the theme.

Closing date

31st August 2020

There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.

Kurt Hahn


  • The artwork must reflect the conference theme​

  • The artwork must be submitted before the deadline

  • Students can use any medium but only photos of the final artwork should be submitted

  • Any student attending a Round Square school can enter

  • Entrants can be any age

  • Students can enter up to three submissions

  • Videos should be no longer than two minutes

  • Your artwork must be in a digital format to upload to the site

  • Images should be no larger than 10Mb and in JPEG format.

  • Your file name must follow this format: STUDENT NAME. NAME OF SCHOOL


Judging Criteria 

  • Does the submitted artwork fit the theme of the competition?

  • Is there a creative interpretation of the subject/ theme?

  • Is the originality of the work interesting?

  • Is there overall quality and command of the medium being used?

  • Does the work impact the viewer in relationship to the theme?

  • Does the work stand on its own as a complete and outstanding creative image?

  • The composition and design of the work is also a judging criteria.

Enter the competition here

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