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Specimen drawing competition

About the award

The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science.


There are three age categories (7-11, 12-14, and 15-18) and prizes are awarded for:

Highly commended

Top three runner-up entries in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils and a certificate.


The overall winner in each category will be awarded a set of drawing pencils, a certificate and £25. The winners' schools will also each receive £100.

Both highly commended entrants and winners will be invited to an experience day at the Royal Veterinary College.

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How to enter

The Nancy Rothwell Awards 2018 is now closed. 

Read about the 2018 winners in our news story.


A poster is available to help promote the competition. Teachers can also download a PowerPoint presentation to using their art/science lessons to inspire their students' drawings.


Email Raghav Selvam if you have any queries regarding this award.


Andrew Crook MBE FRSA, Royal Veterinary College
Lucy Eckersley, Royal Veterinary College
Tom Ireland MRSB, Royal Society of Biology
Dr Grace Sim, Royal Veterinary College
Timothy Pond
, Zoological Society of London
Professor Susan Standring FRSB, King's College London

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