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Specimen drawing competition

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

The 2018 award will open for entries on 19th March 2018.

Categories and prizes

There are three age categories 7-11, 12-14, 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.


For inspiration you can view 2017's shortlisted entries on Pinterest. We also have a PowerPoint presentation for science/art lesson inspiration.


The 2018 winners will be announced in September.


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

If you have any queries regarding the award or our terms and conditions please contact Raghav Selvam.

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