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The Margate School was pleased to host Thanet Schools Young Artist's Festival 2020. This was the 11th year of a growing annual art's event organised by the Margate Rotary Club with the support of many volunteers, and  over 40 local schools participating; reaching around 20,000 pupils. Due to the Covid-19 Epidemic the work was presented as a digital archive and showcased below. Please enjoy exploring the work of the amazing entries below.


Margates Rotary Club founded the festival in 2010 following an article in a Rotary magazine, and continues to run it to this day. The aim was simple, to give the school children of Thanet a platform to show their artistic skills to the general public, at no cost to the schools except in school time. Initially only six schools responded out of fifty four in Thanet. However from 2016 to the present the annual exhibition has been held at Sainsbury's Superstore Westwood Cross Foyer, has grown to 49 out of 54 schools and colleges in Thanet taking part and last year saw almost 40000 visitors across the week.

We would like to thank the following organisations for sponsoring 2020's Festival:

-Tom Yendell Mouth and Foot Painting Artists 

-Great Art 



-The Art Society Thanet


-The Margate School 

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2020 Prizewinners 

4/5 years
6/7 years
7 years
8/9 years
10/11 years
12 years
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