Now in its third year, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for students aged 5 - 19 studying in the UK and British schools overseas. Artworks are judged by artists and arts professionals with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Submissions for 2021 have now closed; thank you to everyone who submitted artworks. Our judges will be making their selection soon and we’ll share the results with participants by the end of May.

Check back from 13 July to see the 2021 online exhibition, and come to London to see the artworks selected for display at the Royal Academy from 13 July - 8 August.

Untitled. Jean, Year 12.>

2020 online exhibition

From a galaxy of aliens to a super massive shoe, the artists featured in this year’s Young Artists’ Summer Show have made incredibly inspiring artworks, even during this difficult time. Our expert judges sifted through nearly 18,000 submissions, a record number, to select 392 artworks now displayed online. Made by young artists aged 5–19 and from across the UK and beyond, our online exhibition is full of humour, humanity, insight and innocence.

Take a look