John Downton Awards
The John Downton Award for Young Artists is an annual exhibition which encourages and celebrates the creativity of Kent's young artists. It is open to students aged 11 to 18 from schools and colleges across Kent.
The award is hosted by us on behalf of the John Downton Trust. The exhibition commemorates the life and work of John Downton, the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher.
An exhibition of shortlisted work is currently showing at County Hall in Maidstone until Wednesday 8 January 2020. Winners were announced at an awards evening on Tuesday 19 November 2019.
Visitors to the exhibition have the chance to vote in the People’s Choice Award. The result will be announced at the beginning of January 2020.
Selected works will then tour to Turner Contemporary in Margate from Friday 7 February until Sunday 22 March 2020.
The John Downton trophy competition was won by Gracie Grant from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham.
|Category||11 to 16 age group winner||17 to 18 age group winner|
|Highly Commended||Anna Webb|
Weald of Kent Grammar School
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School
Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School
Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
Barton Court Grammar School
Hillview School for Girls
The Langton Grammar School for Boys
Tonbridge Grammar School
The Robert Napier School
Dover Grammar School for Girls
|Mixed Media||Phoebe Crocombe|
The Whitstable School
St Simon Stock Catholic School
The Archbishop’s School
Maidstone Grammar School
|Best school||The Robert Napier School|