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Specimen drawing competition

How to enter

The Nancy Rothwell Award 2022 is now closed for entries.

Winning and highly commended entries will be announced in October 2022.


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.

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

About the award

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

Find out more about previous award winners.


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


Claude Barbé-Brown, Inspire!
Andrew Crook MBE FRSA, Royal Veterinary College
Lucy Eckersley, Royal Veterinary College
Tom Ireland MRSB, Royal Society of Biology
Timothy Pond, Zoological Society of London
Dr Grace Sim, Royal Veterinary College
Professor Susan Standring FRSB, King's College London
Matt Webb AMRSB, Royal Society of Biology

Award support

The Royal Society of Biology wishes to thank the Royal Veterinary College for its continued support of this award.

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