Guernsey Students Prize

The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Guernsey, was established in 2015 and seeks to recognise and celebrate the artwork of local students aged 11-18. It bolsters fledgling artists’ careers by giving them confidence and showing them that art is valued by the community.

As well as inviting schools to nominate students, the Prize also invites students aged 15-18 to independently enter a separate piece of their own artwork. This enables students to explore creative ideas that might not fit with their school coursework themes and develop these ideas over the summer holidays

Students aged 15-18 wishing to enter the competition should register their interest here by 15 July 2018. All finished artwork should be submitted by Wednesday 5 September, 2018.

To further encourage young artists in our community, the 2018 edition of the Guernsey Students Prize includes Merit Awards for the 11-14 age group. The Prizes are:

KS5 Judges Award £500
KS4 Judges Award £300
Public Vote Prize £500
KS5 Runner-up £200
KS4 Runner-up £100
Schools Prize £2,000
Schools Runner-up £1,000
Merit Awards £25 art supplies voucher

In addition there are two Scholarship Awards to be given, each to consist of an all expenses paid residential art masterclass experience for the student.

We are especially grateful to Art for Guernsey who are sponsoring the Scholarship Awards prizes and The Lexicon who are sponsoring the Merit Award prizes.

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For more information about The Sovereign Art Foundation Guernsey Students Prize, email 

The judges for The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Guernsey 2018, are to be confirmed. Please check this page again later.

View previous years’ finalists’ artworks here

Launch Date – Monday 4 June, 2018

Submission Period – Monday 4 June – Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Judging Panel Selection of 12 Shortlisted Works – Monday 10 - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Schools Notified of Shortlist – Monday 17 September, 2018

Public Exhibitions 

Beau Sejour – 9 - 18 October, 2018
Guernsey Airport – 20 October - 5 November, 2018
Guilles Allès Library –7 - 20 November, 2018
Town Art Trail – 24 November – 9 December, 2018

Public Voting Closes - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Awards Ceremony at St. James Concert Hall – Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Thank you to our 2018 supporters

Art for Guernsey for providing a Scholarship Prize to two of our finalists for the second year. Sending these students to the Royal Drawing School in London for a summer school masterclass will be a massive boost to these students’ artistic development and confidence.

Relocations Worldwide For massively discounting your storage and moving services. You stepped in last minute this year and seamlessly took over our roving exibitions’ demanding moving schedule. Thank you for your care and can do approach.

Lexicon Lexicon for providing prizes to our Merit Award winners in the junior section of the competition (age 11-14).

Chamber of Commerce, Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, Guernsey Airport and Guille-Alles Library For kindly hosting our roving exhibition and enabling thousands of islanders and visitors to appreciate this year’s fabulous talent.

Kleinwort Hambros Official Sponsors of our Airport Exhibition.

Printed For discounting our printed materials to help us keep costs down.

Guernsey Press and Island FM Our keen media partners whose fantastic coverage helps us drive those voting numbers up year on year.

If you would like to be involved in supporting our the Students’ Prize, Guernsey 2019 please email