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About the project

Artists are at the heart of everything we do at the Royal Academy of Arts – we’ve been championing them since 1768 and firmly believe in nurturing young talent and celebrating the next generation of artists.

Taking inspiration from the annual Summer Exhibition, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is an opportunity for young artists aged 5 - 19 years to exhibit their work online and on-site at the Royal Academy.

The project is generously supported by Robin Hambro, a passionate advocate for the importance of access to art, and the benefits of encouraging the arts, for children and young people.


A panel of passionate and award-winning artists and arts professionals work together each year to select artworks to exhibit online and on-site at the Royal Academy. Read more about this year’s judges.


Prizes are awarded each year for two inspiring artworks from each key stage, as chosen by the President of the Royal Academy, and you can also vote for your favourite artwork in our annual People’s Choice Award. All prize winners will receive vouchers for art materials plus a free practical workshop for their school. Take a look at the 2021 prize winning artworks.

“Having my work in the Royal Academy of Arts is something I never would have thought was going to happen, but I'm here now. I'm so grateful for this experience.”

Omotayo, Year 12

Omotayo, Year 12