Ruskin 200 Young Artist Competition

John Ruskin, one of the leading art critics of the 19th century and a talented artist, was a strong influence on the design and decoration of the Museum’s building. To celebrate 200 years since Ruskin’s birth, this year the Museum launched an open art competition to share contemporary artistic views of the architecture and collections.

The slideshows below show the selected winners for the 16+ year old competition that ran from Ruskin’s birthday (8 February) until 19 May 2019. A panel of judges from across the Museum selected the winning entries - a task made difficult by the sheer quality and quantity of wonderful artworks submitted. We thank everyone who took part. 

A temporary display of the winning artworks, highly commended entries and further honourable mentions is now up in the Museum, just to the left of the Front Desk when you enter the Museum. 

An online catalogue of selected entries (including highly commended, honourable mentions and few more highlighted entries!) will be added to this webpage shortly. 

The winners for the Young Artists competition that was open from 11 May until 14 July 2019 will also be uploaded here soon. 

Banner image (at top of page): Director’s Choice; Museum Mash Up by George Rich.