About CAYAC

Welcome to CAYAC, an exhibition and competition of work by young artists in Cambridgeshire.  Now in its seventh year, we are delighted that Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon will host the 2022 exhibition from 18th to 19th February 2022, and we hope you and your students will join us for this prestigious annual event.

If you would like your school to take part in the exhibition, please register your initial interest using the registration form on the ‘Register to take part’ page of this website, or using the email address on the ‘Contact’ page.  If you have any queries about the exhibition, please do not hesitate to contact us using the email addresses given on the Contact page.

To take part, you should select artwork from your school:

  • A maximum of two per Early Years, Key Stages 1-3
  • A maximum of four per KS4 and KS5

Please see the ‘Entry & Permission’ page of this website for more information regarding work which is eligible for entry and the permission which must accompany this. Please also note that entries are required to be submitted between Monday 24th to Friday 28th January 2022 in order to be photographed, judged and displayed.

Please check this website regularly as we will provide up-to-date information on the competition. You will find this on the ‘News’ page. This will include arrangements for the delivery of the artwork to Hinchingbrooke School. Where Arts Society volunteers are in place, they may be able to help you with the transporting of work to the exhibition venue.

ALL entries will be displayed in the exhibition between 18th and 19th February 2022. Entrants and their parents will be invited to a teatime Awards Ceremony at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 19th February when prizes will be awarded for the work judged ‘Best in each Category’ and overall winners for ‘Best in Show’ (at both Primary and Secondary levels).

The Arts Society is proud to support this exhibition and will be inviting Arts Society visitors from around the region to attend and vote on the ‘Best in Show’ choices.  This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to be part of a major public art exhibition, with the possibility of their gaining both individual recognition and publicity for your school’s achievements in art.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

The Secretary Young Arts for Arts Society Huntingdonshire

See the leaflet for this year’s exhibition here:

leaflet