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Get involved in this year's competition!

The competition has now closed. Thank you to all who have entered, we will be judging the entries over the summer. Watch this space for announcement of winners in the new term.

In its 16th year, this competition has attracted over 320,000 participants (averaging 20,000 per year!) since 2004, with 2,000 entries being sent in to NATRE each year for judging. Hundreds of UK schools get involved, and we get entries coming from as far a-field as Cyprus and Australia, Indonesia and South Africa.

The annual competition starts at the beginning of every school year and runs through to 31 July, in order to enable teachers to incorporate the art competition into their RE lessons. Many schools have an ‘Art in Heaven’ unit of work, or a special learning RE/arts week.

Judging by RE Today Advisers and students, takes place in August and winners are announced in the new academic year.

Themes for 2019

We have some exciting new themes for you and your pupil's this year, see what they are: Spirited Arts 2019 themes.

We are looking forward to another year of wonderful, inspirational and unique artwork from your pupils.

Please get in contact if you have further questions by emailing competition@natre.org.uk.

Register your entry using the online form.

Are you one of our 2018 winners?

Shout it from the rooftops! You have a winner/s in your school! We have prepared a template press release that you can download, edit and amend this press release and send this to your local paper. Please let us know if your story gets picked up in the newspaper, we would love to hear back from you.

Template press release.