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Chester Students Prize

Launching in 2023, The Chester Students Prize is open to all enrolled secondary school students in Chester and Cheshire West, aged 11-18 years old (at the time of entry).


Entry from: 5 June – 6 October .

How To Participate



Participating students must be nominated by their teacher. Teachers can nominate up to 10 students to enter. Upon entry, students will be asked to enter the name of their nominating teacher.

Click here for T&Cs.



Artwork Submission

Nominated students can submit up to three artworks online before the submission deadline. Please follow the entry instructions in the T&Cs.

Our panel of judges will then select 20 student artists for the shortlist.


The Prizes

The Judges Prize of £800 is awarded to the student artist with the highest score from the judges. £2000 is awarded to the school of the Judges Prize winner.

The Public Vote Prize of £400 is awarded to the student artist with the most votes from the public. £1000 is awarded to the school of the Public Vote Prize Winner.

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Key Dates

Submission Period

5 June — 6 October

Shortlist Announcement

1 November —

Finalists Exhibition

20-27 November — Chester Cathedral

Awards Ceremony

22 November —