DACORUM YOUNG ARTISTS - 2020 Competition Announced

The Dacorum Young Artists Competition has now become an established event in the calendar of many schools in the Dacorum Borough, including yours. We would like to thank you and your pupils for their contribution to the outstanding work which the event has show-cased over the last 5 years. The feedback received from teachers, parents, children and VIP guests has confirmed again and again the boost in confidence and sense of pride this event can bring to its nine and ten-year old participants.


26 schools have registered for DYA 2020


The 2020 exhibition of all submitted artwork, with 'Best in School' and 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall prizes was due to take place on 2nd May at Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted, followed by an exhibition at the Open Door Gallery.

Prominent local artist, Mary Casserley, is the senior judge. VIPs will include local MPs and the Lord Lieutenant.


Unfortunately due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the competition and exhibition will have to be put on hold. Once matters get back to normal we would hope to collect artwork in time to hold the exhibition in the Autumn Term.  However, watch this space!