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Your Entry

• Your artwork can be in any medium and of any size, for example you may choose to use photography, painting, drawing, digital design, film, sculpture, textiles or collage.

• Students are able to enter ONE work of art.

• We are unable to accept class or group entries.

• Teachers can enter artworks for each pupil/student in their class at one time. Please register, log in and follow the instructions here

• All entries must be uploaded onto this website, where they will be publicly viewed. To enter please scan your artwork, or take a very good quality digital photograph of it (If you are photographing with a smart phone or a camera please check that your settings are at the highest resolution capacity) and upload your image. All artwork will be judged digitally from your uploads so please ensure that the artwork is of the highest quality.

• Scans should be saved as an JPG, TIFF or PNG file and should be no bigger than 5MB. No lower than 300dpi. We cannot accept entries via email or post.

• Please ensure that all fields have been completed and are correct. Amendments to entries after submission are not possible. If you make a mistake you will have to resubmit. The website does instruct you to double check your entries before they are accepted.

• Film entries should not be uploaded as a file. Please host your work on a film sharing platform such as Vimeo ( or Youtube and provide a link to the film work.

• Once you have completed your upload and submitted your entry you will receive an email of confirmation.

• Entries will not be visible immediately; there will be a short period whilst we check the content. Signed photographic consent will be required if your artwork includes any photographs of people.

The competition closes at midnight on 1 March 2018.

• Please read the competition terms and conditions page before submitting entries.

• Should you have any problems uploading your work, please contact

Once you have entered your work, there may be a short period before your work appears on the website


  • This competition is open to students aged 4-18, mature students in further education or staff from educational settings in Kent and Medway (this includes but is not limited to Schools and Colleges, Home Education, Special Education Units, Pupil Referral Units, Young Offenders Institutions and Adult Education. It does not include Universities).
  • By submitting your entry to Portfolio, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and the competitor agrees to abide by the rules.
  • Entries are limited to one per person
  • No responsibility will be accepted for any lost or damaged entries.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entrants must own the copyright to, or have all the necessary rights to use the pictures/text they submit.
  • While entrants retain copyright and ownership of pictures/text submitted, Portfolio and its partners will be granted free use of these pictures/text as they decide.
  • Where photos of people are submitted, you agree to having first obtained the consent of those people wherever possible and if applicable. If children up to the age of 16 are featured the consent of their parent/guardian/carer is needed. It is your responsisibilty to obtain and record all photographic consent linked to your competition entry.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  • These rules may be amended if deemed necessary and entrants may seek clarification of these rules if needed.
  • Portfolio cannot accept entries from immediate family members of Turner Contemporary, Primary Times or Canterbury Christ Church University staff or competition judges.
  • All entrants must be undertaking education within Kent or be a member of staff at a Kent based educational establishment. As well as Schools and Colleges this includes but is not limited to Home Education, Special Education Units, Pupil Referral Units, Young Offenders Institutions and Adult Education. However it does not include Universities.
  • Entries will be shortlisted by Turner Contemporary staff prior to the judging evening.
  • Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been published elsewhere.
  • Final exam pieces that have yet to be marked should not be submitted to the competition. These are the property of the exam board until marking and moderation have taken place, and should not be viewed by anyone else ahead of that time.
  • All entries are reviewed before being published. We will not publish entries that are obscene, pornographic, contain swearing or could reasonably be deemed offensive. We reserve the right not to publish work.
  • Entrants wishing to submit a film work should host the work on a film sharing platform such as Vimeo ( or Youtube ( and provide a link to the film workrather than submit a file. Film work will be moderated prior to acceptance. Acceptance of files submitted in this way does not indicate Turner Contemporary’s endorsement of other materials held on an individual’s profile on a film sharing platform. Turner Contemporary reserves the right to not publish video entries from channels which contain material that breeches competition terms (including material uploaded at a later date).
  • Closing date Midnight on 1 March 2018


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The data will be stored by Turner Contemporary for the provision of services and administration associated with the Portfolio competition. Turner Contemporary processes all personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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