A selection of senior pupils entered the 2022 Royal Scottish Academy Schools Competition with one prizewinner and 3 commendations.

With over 350 entries in each category, Murray B (S2) won 3rd place in the Junior (S1 and S2) category for his photo from Auschwitz. Daniella A (S3), Alice R (S3) and Sofia P (S4) were Highly commended for their self portraits. You can view the Main Awards and Highly Commended galleries online.

Mrs Charlton, Head of Art said: “We are very proud of all of our entrants. For our prizewinners to be recognised in such a prestigious award for their skills in both painting and photography is excellent, and very well deserved.”

Murray attended the virtual Award Ceremony at the end of March alongside his family. Members of the Art department also tuned in for the event which showcased the winning artwork from each category.

Joyce W Cairns, RSA President shared: "The RSA is committed to encouraging and supporting artists right from the start of their creative journey.  Once again we have been inspired and encouraged to see the exceptional works produced by talented young people across Scotland for this year’s Art Award.”

The RSA Schools Art Award is open to all Secondary and Special Schools in Scotland. The competition has been running since 1986 and is considered by teachers to be one of the most prestigious awards made to pupils. Supported by Scottish law firm Brodies LLP, prizes are awarded for work which displays creativity and originality and skills of technique and observation. The judging panel this year was headed by RSA President, Joyce W Cairns with Marian Leven RSA and Lynne Marr from Brodies LLP. Submissions were made digitally again this year which proved very successful and there were over 1000 entries received.