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Search is on for Scotland’s next top artist

​Budding young artists from years P4 to S3 in Scotland's schools have until 1 March to enter the fifth annual John Byrne National Drawing Competition.

The competition is sponsored by renowned artist and playwright, John Byrne, in partnership with Education Scotland.

It aims to get pupils to channel their imagination and creativity into drawings.

Entries can be of any size and created in any media, but they must be 'drawings'. There is no theme.

Three winners and 30 runners-up will have their drawings included in an exhibition at The Tannahill Centre in Paisley which will run from 27 March for six weeks.

Winners will receive a limited edition print by John, a voucher for art materials and a book token. Runners-up will receive a certificate specially designed by John.

Last year's competition winner was Seonaid Best, a third year pupil at Inverkeithing High School in Fife, who won for her self-portrait.

Read the competition rules:  PDF file: John Byrne competition rules (363 KB)

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