Young Artist of the Year Competition

Knutsford Young Artist of the Year is a new competition launching in 2022 to showcase young local artistic talent. We’re inviting young local artists to unleash their full artistic potential, whether that be in the form of paintings, digital art, ceramics, illustrations and more!

The competition is founded by current Town Mayor, Cllr Mike Houghton, who created the concept for the competition. There will be two categories:

  • Junior artist: 4 to 11 years old
  • Young artist: 12 to 18 years old

The competition opens for entries from 1st August and will remain open until Monday 24th October, allowing young artists nearly three months to design and submit artwork for the competition.

A judging panel will shortlist a number of entries, who will then be invited to a special awards evening hosted at Vermilion Art Galleries on Stanley Road Industrial Trading Estate. The artists’ work will be displayed in the gallery for the evening, and a winner and runner up in each category will be awarded and receive a special prize.


This event is kindly supported by Vermilion Gallery


Entries are open from 1st August until 24th October 2022. To enter a valid submission in the competition, you must:

  • Live in Knutsford, or

  • Study at a Knutsford school

To enter the competition, please deliver your submission by 5pm on Monday 24th October, to:

Knutsford Town Council Offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA

The judging panel will then shortlist their favourite entries and those shortlisted will be invited to the awards presentation evening, which will be held on Thursday 17th November from 6pm.