1. The Competition

The Global Young Learner Art competition (the “Competition”) is organised annually by the British Council for students up to the age of fifteen, studying at a British Council Teaching Centre. Please note, that the deadline for submitting pictures may vary from one British Council Teaching Centre to another. It is the responsibility of the student, or the student’s parent/guardian, to confirm entry deadlines at their local British Council Teaching Centre.

Pictures will initially be reviewed at the local British Council Teaching Centre and one picture will be selected in each of three age groups: age 8 and under; age 9 to 11; and age 12 to 15 years. The competition co-ordinator will forward a maximum of three pictures, and no more than one per age group, to the UK to be entered the Competition.

2. Territory and eligibility

The Competition is open to British Council students up to the age of 15 until September 1st 2022. Each entry must be submitted on behalf of the student by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 who, in submitting the entry, agrees to and accepts these Competition rules.

Only one entry per person is allowed.

Each entry must be accompanied by a completed and signed consent form which is available from the local British Council Teaching Centre.

Entry to the Competition is free of charge. Please note that students are responsible for any costs incurred in creating and submitting the original picture (e.g. art materials, etc.).

3. Competition dates

The entry deadline for the initial round of the Competition will be determined locally by each British Council Teaching Centre. Please note that it the responsibility of the student, or the student’s parent/guardian, to check for the local deadlines. Entries for the global Competition must be received by the local British Council competition co-ordinator by midnight GMT on September 1st 2022. The British Council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise that may result in any entry being lost, delayed or not properly registered.

The Competition will be judged during the week beginning September 12th 2022, and twelve pictures will be selected to appear in the British Council’s 2023 Young Learner’s Calendar (the “Calendar”).

The twelve students who created the pictures selected for inclusion in the Calendar will be notified by the end of September 2022. Winners will be informed via their local British Council Teaching Centre.

4. How to enter

Students must create an original picture based on the theme selected for the Competition and submit their picture to the competition co-ordinator at their local British Council Teaching Centre.

The theme for 2022 is: What milestones or anniversaries are you celebrating this year?

Each competition entry must include:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • The student’s age (as of 1st September 2022)
  • The title of the picture


5. Prizes and selection of winning entries

Twelve winners will be selected by a panel of judges from the British Council. All decisions of the British Council will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.

Each winner will receive a Competition Certificate. Please note that no cash equivalent or alternative prizes will be given.

6. Personal data

The British Council will collect and store the names of all students and the additional contact details of winners as anticipated by sections 4 and 5 above. The British Council will use this personal data for the following purposes:

  • managing and administering the competition;
  • crediting the winners and arranging delivery of their certificates; and
  • marketing and publicity in accordance with section 7 below.


By participating in the Competition, students consent to their personal data being processed by the British Council in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in this section.

Participants can exercise their rights to access their personal data held by the British Council and withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by sending an email, accompanied by a scanned photocopy of their valid passport, to angela.daniel@britishcouncil.org.

7. Publicity and rights

The British Council intends to publish the names and pictures of the winners on the British Council’s websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and in other promotional and marketing material. In addition, the British Council may write and publish articles about the winners’ enjoyment of the Competition. By entering the Competition, each participant agrees to the use of their name and their picture and agrees to co-operate with any such publicity or marketing if they win the Competition.

Students will retain copyright in the entry material that they submit to the British Council. By entering the Competition each student grants the British Council, free of charge, permission to use the entry material (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide for purposes connected with the Competition. Students who win the Competition grant the British Council further permission to publish and exhibit their entry material (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in print and any media worldwide for any British Council purpose. Each student confirms that the entry material is their original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any English laws, that they have the right to give the British Council permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that all necessary consents for the submission of the entry material have been obtained.

All rights in the British Council’s name and logo, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and other promotional and marketing material and all course and examination content and materials (together the “Council’s Materials”) shall vest in and remain with the British Council (or its licensors). By participating in the Competition, students agree that they will not use, broadcast, publish, export, exploit, reproduce nor copy part or all of the Council’s Materials.

8. General

The British Council may disqualify or refuse to accept the entry of any student which does not meet the eligibility criteria in section 2 or does not otherwise comply with these Competition Rules.

These Competition Rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes or claims (including, without limitation, non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Competition.

9. Acceptance of Competition Rules

By participating in this Competition, participants are deemed to have accept these Competition Rules.