Awards for young writers & artists

Writers and artists in schools

Sadly, we’ve had to cancel the 2020 Children’s events, but we do hope you will be able to join us for the 2021 programme. Details to follow in due course.


Another bumper year for the awards for young writers and artists

The good news is that, despite lockdown, we received more entries than ever before for our Awards for Young Writers and Artists 2020, with just under a thousand entries! We received some truly brilliant poems, short stories and pieces of artwork from children and students living all over Cornwall. Congratulations to everyone who entered and to all the families, teachers and schools who supported the competition.

Judging is now complete – click the buttons below to find out the list of winners and shortlisted entries.  We have written to everyone on the list with an invitation to our COVID-secure presentation of prizes, which will take place on Saturday 3 October 2020 at Fowey River Gallery.


Make your vote count:
help us choose the artist of the year

We are delighted that the Fowey River Gallery will be displaying the winners and runners-up in each age category for three weeks from Saturday 8 August.  Please come and look at the work. Visitors will also be able to vote for our 2020 Artist of the Year.


2020 school award

In 2020, for the first time, we have made an award to the school demonstrating an Outstanding Commitment to Art. Congratulation to Pondhu School, our 2020 winners!


With heartfelt thanks