STAEDTLER Secondary School Artists of the Year Competition!


The STAEDTLER Secondary School Artists of the year competition is back!

Open to all year 7 to 12 students, it’s a chance for all up and coming artists to share their work for the opportunity to
win 1 of 11 prizes. Entries open on 16th May and close 20th June. 

With the help of our panel of 3 talented judges, we are searching for the STAEDTLER Senior
(years 10-12) and Junior (years 7-9) Artist of the Year 2023.

Both first place winners will receive a $1,000 VISA gift card!

For more information on prizes, please click here.









Using your favourite STAEDTLER products, show us your creativity and produce a masterpiece you’d like to submit.

You can get your inspiration from anywhere; a favourite place, a person, animal or school art project – we can’t wait to see your work of art!



Upload a photo of your artwork here and follow the prompts. If you are a Teacher, you can enter for your students and upload multiple entries at once. You will need to include artwork title, your name, school and year group.

Please ensure we can see the surface the artwork has been produced on eg. canvas or paper.

Note: digitally created or digitally enhanced artwork will not be accepted.



Entries close on Tuesday 20th June and the
judging and voting will then take pace.

You can vote for the People’s Choice Award from 21st -28th June – just come back to this page.

Winners will be announced 7th July.

Click Here for full terms and conditions.


Prizes and Categories

Year 7-9

(Selected by our panel of judges)

1st Prize $1,000 gift card and Artist of the Year accolade

2nd Prize $500 gift card

3rd Prize $100 gift card and a STAEDTLER prize pack valued at $100 RRP

Year 10-12

(Selected by our panel of judges)

1st Prize $1,000 gift card and Artist of the Year accolade

2nd Prize $500 gift card

3rd Prize $100 gift card and a STAEDTLER prize pack valued at $100 RRP

All Years

(Selected by the public)

Senior People’s Choice Prize (Year 10-12)
 $500 RRP STAEDTLER prize pack

Junior People’s Choice Prize (Year 7-9)
$500 RRP STAEDTLER prize pack

School Prizes

(School with the highest entries)

1st Prize $1,000 RRP
STAEDTLER School Prize Pack

School with second highest entries:
2nd Prize $500 RRP
STAEDTLER School Prize Pack

School with third highest entries:
3rd Prize $200 RRP
STAEDTLER School Prize Pack

At the end of the competition, all entrants will receive an email to remind them to share their entry to gain votes and be in the running to win the People’s Choice Award.
Voting starts on 21st June via the entry gallery page. You can vote only once per entry but you can vote for as many entries as you like.


We have enlisted the help of 3 amazing artists to form a panel of judges to help select our winners. They are all incredibly talented and each have their own distinct style.


Elena is a content creator and an art teacher at Art Academica, Melbourne.
Elena’s passion is portraits and she creates them with different mediums: watercolours, gouache, pencils, oils, digital and more. It is a fascinating feeling to watch your paper come to life, and of course, portraits are a great challenge because human faces are so complex.
Elena is always learning. She believes that never ending learning is the best addiction one can have and the best part is anyone can do it!


Tony is an award-winning international illustrator based in Tasmania. He has worked on over 45 titles with major publishers, including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Walker Books and the Australian National Library. His illustrations cover a wide range of topics, from ninjas, shape-shifting were-dragons to the Australian National Anthem.

With a passion for visual storytelling, Tony loves nothing more than to sit down with a blank piece of paper and his pens and get lost in his imagination.


Jess is a Wollongong based, Mum to one and Artist that specialises in content creation exploring how to use art supplies in creative ways.
Her skills range from resin art to wood burning, dot mandala art, calligraphy, painting rocks, zentangle and mixed media art journaling.  She was always creative as a child but decided to take on a more adventurous career in the Australian Navy. It wasn’t until she had her daughter at age 31 that she decided to follow her passion for art and created JessyD Designs. She is now studying to become an Art Therapist.


school resources

Please click here to download A3 poster, newsletter
header and animated banner (MREC) for you to use in
your school to encourage your students to enter.



If you need further inspiration, please click on our art class link to help brush up on your skills or check out our how-to videos. Plus our social media channels are full of ideas and inspiration – scroll down to follow us!