Welcome to CAYAC, an exhibition and competition of work by young artists in Cambridgeshire.  Now in its fifth year, we are delighted that Sawston Village College will host the 2019 exhibition from 22-23 February, 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 Key Stage 1-4, plus sixth form and pre-school if applicable).  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 three weeks prior to the opening of the exhibition, in order to be photographed, displayed and judged.

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 Sawston Village College.  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 22 – 23 February 2019.  Entrants and their parents will be invited to a teatime Awards Ceremony at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 23 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.

Jill Donnelly
Arts Society Coordinator for Young Arts Cambridgeshire

See the leaflet for this year’s exhibition here:

CAYAC 2019 leaflet