The Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for young people aged 5 - 19 years, taking place both online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts to recognise talented young artists.

This year’s judging panel received over 17,700 submissions – and whittled it down to 392 works, ranging from drawing, painting and photography, to video and sculpture. Right now, it’s an online-only exhibition, but a selection of these works will be displayed on-site at the RA in the autumn, dates coming soon.

View the online exhibition

How to get involved next year

step one


Registration opens January 2021. A teacher must first register their school online by creating an account or logging in.

step two


Artworks can then be submitted online by students or on their behalf by a teacher, parent or guardian before the deadline in April 2021.

step three


The final selection of artworks will be made by a panel of judges and displayed in the exhibition online or onsite from July 2021.