The Aldridge Junior Signature Art Prize was first launched by the Aldridge Foundation in 2019, in partnership with Artellite, one of the first online graduate art galleries, and sponsored by Callsign, a leading cyber security firm. The Junior Prize was created to run alongside the main competition (The Signature Art Prize) and is open exclusively to students we support across the Aldridge family of schools in inner London, the North West and on the South East coast.

Over 180 entries were submitted across five categories; Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles, Film and Photography and 15 talented finalists have had their work selected to be exhibited in The Bankside Hotel in London, alongside finalists of The Signature Art Prize.

Our 2022 finalists are:

Fine art

  • Zeina, Kensington Aldridge Academy
  • Manar, Kensington Aldridge Academy
  • Layla, Kensington Aldridge Academy


  • Benjamin, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
  • Euan, UTC@MediaCityUK
  • Ellie, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy


  • Riley, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
  • Riley, UTC@MediaCityUK
  • Skye, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio


  • Holly & Ella, UTC@MediaCityUK
  • River, UTC@MediaCityUK
  • Skye, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio


  • Natasha, Kensington Aldridge Academy
  • Mai, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
  • Lauren, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

You can see their incredible artwork collated in the Aldridge Signature Art Prize brochure (pdf).

The winner of each category and an overall winner, who’ll be offered an internship with Artellite, will be announced at an awards ceremony on the night of the exhibition in June 2022.

Discovering and inspiring skills and talent

We want all young people to have the chance to discover their skills and the things they’re passionate about – and explore how they can take them forward into the world of work. We provide activities and experiences that will help young people uncover these skills and develop new ones, to gain confidence and be inspired. Creative arts is one of our key programme areas. We support creative arts from film to fine art – nurturing talent and helping create opportunities to get that talent noticed.