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‘A century old, a century young’ - centenary art competition

Story added 22nd Jan 2019

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‘A century old, a century young’ 

2D and digital centenary art competition

A competition to discover five pieces of creative two dimensional or digital work made by five individuals to celebrate all that makes City Lit a place where ambitions are realised. 

Your work will embody the theme of ‘A century old, a century young’ to celebrate our centenary year in 2019. The theme can be interpreted in any way you wish – think abstractly or literally, whichever suits your creative practice.  

Work should be no larger than A2 in size, any medium but either two dimensional or digital. If you’d like, you can create a series of pieces which, when mounted, fill an A2 area. 2D work should be submitted unframed. 

By 5 May 2019 - submit your artwork >

Enter the competition by completing the Google form before 5 May 2019. Please be sure to enter before this date as we cannot accept entries afterwards. Please  upload a digital image of your entry using the Google form or alternatively deliver your work to the Student Centre before 5 May 2019 for judging. 


  • Competition open to any student enrolled on a course in the 2018/19 academic year – from September 2018.

  • You must enter the competition and submit artwork by 5 May 2019. 

  • You are responsible for costs associated with the design and making of your work. 

  • If you choose to deliver your work for judging rather than uploading a digital image via the Google form then you are responsible for the delivery costs associated. Work should be submitted unframed, clean and presentable.

  • Judging will take place after 5 May 2019.


5 winners

  • 1 overall winner will receive £200 of course vouchers, redeemable against any course at City Lit plus £50 of vouchers for Cass Art. 

  • 1 runner up will win £100 of course vouchers plus £50 of vouchers for Cass Art.  

  • 3 highly commended winners will receive £50 in course vouchers 


The winning artworks will be selected by Caroline Leopard, Student Centre Manager, Jayne Kay, Head of School for Visual Arts and Richard Garratt, Director of Communications.

Judging will take place throughout May and the winners will be contacted and announced in June. Winning entries will be framed and displayed in the Student Centre over the summer to coincide with our centenary celebration in September 2019.  

For any queries please contact or call 020 7492 2700.

Good luck!