Are you Britain’s Best Young Artist?

Do you love drawing, painting, collage or anything in between? Whether you create portraits or panoramas, street art or still life – we want to hear from you!

If you’d love the chance to show off your artwork, be creatively inspired and are up for the challenge of becoming Britain’s Best Young Artist, then get in touch by clicking below. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 20th March 2022.

To be part of the next series you must be aged between 10 and 14 on 1st September 2022. We welcome applications from young artists who applied to our first series, so long as you meet the age requirements.

To apply, choose three of your BEST pieces of art to show us.  You must have created this art yourself and have your parent/guardian’s permission.  Once you’ve chosen your art, get ready to make your application video!

  • Introduce yourself – first name, age and the city or town where you live (please don’t say your whole address).
  • Show us 3 pieces of your artwork. Hold each one up to the camera so it can be seen clearly, and tell us how you created them.
  • Tell us what style or styles of art you love to create and why.
  • Tell us who or what inspires your art.

Please be aware:

  • Your video should be no more than 3 minutes in length.
  • All contact numbers that you give must be for a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.
  • You must be a UK resident (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
  • You must let us know if you are a close relative of any BBC employee.

You can also apply by email. Please download the application form, when you click the link the form should automatically open or save the file 'BBYA-S2-Application-Form-2022.doc' to your computer, if this doesn't happen automatically, right click on the link above, choose to open the link in a new window and then refresh the new window to start the download process. 

Complete the form and email it to us along with examples of your art and a recent photo. If you're having any difficulty with the application process please email for assistance.

Are you ready to send your stuff?

  • Don't sendPersonal details
  • Don't sendStuff with other people
  • Don't sendAnything naughty
  • Don't sendStuff we didn't ask for
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