Summer Scholarship Competition

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Summer Scholarship Competition

09 May, 2019 to 20 May, 2019

We are delighted to share with you the second LARA Summer Scholarship Competition!

LARA London and LARA Bristol will host one first prize winner for the full two weeks of Summer School (1st-12th July 2019, worth £845). In addition, one runner up will be hosted for one week of the Summer School (subject to availability, worth £435).

Over the course of two weeks on Summer School students will be taught the essentials of cast drawing and figure drawing and painting, spending ten full days in the studios with 60 hours of contact time with LARA tutors.

If you would like to take part in the competition but would also like to guarantee your place on Summer School we advise booking ahead. Should you win first or second prize the relevant fees will be refunded to you. Please note we currently have a 15% discount on Easter School for sixth-form students. Please call the school to book your place and receive your discount. Proof of enrolment at a school/college is required.

Rules of the competition

1. This scholarship is aimed at school leavers, so entrants must be aged 16-20 years old.

2. All entrants will be judged on a portfolio of work, as well as a written statement. All judging will be done digitally. Applications should be sent by email to (subject line ‘Summer Scholarship’) to include the following:

a. Name, age, address, email address, telephone number, current school or place of study if applicable.

b. A written statement of no more than 300 words on why you would benefit from attending Summer School.

c. A portfolio of 3-10 images, of size 1-5MB, attached to the email, with the total attachment size not exceeding 20MB. File format should be either JPG or PNG. If you need help with image compression we recommend

3. Works in the submitted portfolio must be of a representational nature. All media will be considered but graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic are the most suitable.

4. The deadline for entries is midday on Monday 20th May 2019 at midday.

5. Winners will be announced on the LARA website shortly thereafter.

6. Although we will only directly contact the winners and the runner-up after the announcement, we welcome requests for feedback from those who are unsuccessful by email.

7. The LARA London Summer School will take place in our London studio on 371 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT between 1st and 12th April 2019. The LARA Bristol Summer School will take place in our studio at The Old Library, Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW between 1st and 12th July 2019.

8. Previous winners of a LARA Scholarship Competition are not eligible to apply. However, previous runners-up of a LARA Scholarship Competition are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information about our Summer School.

Artwork by Edith Dormandy