Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 at the Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh

You can see the Tesco Art Competition for Schools 2016 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh until 27 October 2016.

I was impressed by several of the entries. I thought the standard of the artworks was as good as many that I’ve seen in exhibitions by professional artists.

Below are my four favourites pieces on the trees theme.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 tree trunks

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 reflections

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 trees

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 owl


I loved the horse below; the expression is perfect and the tangled blue mane is eye catching.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 horse

The individual rain clouds above the riders made me laugh.

horses at Tesco Bank Art competition for schools

The pensive portrait below is an ideal subject for the darkness and light theme.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 5

The style of the animals featured below is reminiscent of cave paintings.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 group entry

The circus themed group entry captures the excitement of the show.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016

The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 exhibition will move to the Borders General Hospital, Melrose from 1 November 2016–26 February 2017 and then head north to the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness from 3 March–27 April 2017.