Winners of the London Art College Competition 2017

We are thrilled to announce the winner and runner up of this years 2017 London Art College Competition. We received a staggering 130 entries from our students all of which were at a very high standard. You can see all of the entries, finalists and winners on our website. We are now delighted to announce the winner and runner up…….

Congratulations to this year’s WINNER of the London Art College’s 2017 Competition

Emma Laurie with her portrait of  ‘Fenn’

This is a portrait of my cousin’s dog, Fenn, he is a lurcher cross. He is drawn from a photograph using Prismacolor pencils and on Daler Rowney pastel paper and a dash of white pen. In this piece I concentrated on the different colours and directions of light. Even a black dog has a surprising variety of colour!
Emma Laurie


RUNNER-UP – Wening Sekar  with her: ‘The Morning Series; Breakfast‘.


Thank you so much. I’m so happy to be the runner up of the Student Competition 2017. It’s an honor for me to know the tutors like my illustration.

The Morning Series; Breakfast was inspired by a content in a healthy TV program in my country about good behaviours in the morning, and one of it is eating breakfast. One of breakfast meal we usually have is fried rice, and meal is not complete without chili sauce and kerupuk (a kind of cracker) and a cup of tea. So, I draw them as the breakfast meal in my drawing. I draw it as colorful as and as cheerful as I can because it is morning series and we need to cheer up as morning is a new beginning.

I enrolled for Illustrating Children’s Book Course last year and finished it last July. As I am a student, I followed Illustrating Children’s Book facebook page. It give me many informations as I don’t open London Art College often. I knew about this competition from ICB’s facebook page, 2 days before the competition was closed. From the very beginning I enrolled in LAC, I wanted to join the Student Competition, and I’m glad I could catch up it this year.

Thank you.

Wening Sekar

London Art College Meeting

Our yearly meeting this year was held later than usual in Bristol, UK and although a number of tutors were unable to attend, we had a very productive meeting. We are always striving to improve our service for our current and prospective students. The photo below was taken after the meeting. From left to right…..Rupert Douglas Jones, Paul Weaver, Vanessa Weaver, Stewart Roberts, Maggie Roberts, Alan Dedman, Jem Bowden, Melanie Phillips and Alison Douglas Jones.


Competition Entries Online!

This years London Art College Competition 2017 is closed and we have added all of the entries online at the link below.

London Art College Competition 2017 Entries 

We have had some stunning entries this year and I know that our tutors are going to find it very difficult to choose their two favourite pieces each, to create the finalists this year. You can see a screen capture of the start of the page below. Why not visit and see which is your favourite!

We will be announcing the finalists shortly…..


Jacksons Art Competition

This October, Jackson’s are celebrating Botanical Artists by running a free, international, digital competition: ‘Plant Life: Botanical Illustration’. Jacksons are offering the 3 winners watercolour prizes worth a total of £300 RRP, kindly donated by Winsor & Newton, along with promotion across their 9 social media channels and blog which has a readership of over 50,000 people a month.

The competition dates are:

– Entries accepted: 5th – 19th October 2017
– Shortlist announced: 20th October 2017
– Public voting: 20th – 26th October 2017
– Winners announced: 27th October 2017

You can see the shortlist for our current competition here:

Our previous competitions on our blog:

If any of our students enter – let us know! Best of luck!

Have you entered our competition yet?

If you haven’t already entered our London Art College official 2017 art competition, you only have two days left to enter! It can be any medium, any subject and it doesn’t have to be coursework (excluding photography). We have received an astonishing amount of entries this year, thank you to all of our students who have entered so far.

Email your favourite piece of work that you have completed to today!!!

Best of luck to everyone!


London Art College Competition 2017 – Open!

Our yearly London Art College competition is now open. All of our students can enter any piece of artwork they have created in any medium (apart from photography). We have already had 5 entries submitted and the competition only opened yesterday! So look through your artwork…or plan a new painting or drawing and send yours in today. The deadline is October 1st! Good luck!

Requirements :-
Open to all students (plus those who completed from Sept 2016)
ONE entry per student – JPG files only
Please send your entries to –
PLEASE INCLUDE – Full Name, Student Number & Medium
Ideally title your image with your name and student number!
Crop to edge of artwork (do not include frames or mount / matts)
Last day for Entry – October 1st 2017
Prizes in Amazon Vouchers

To see previous years competition winners, along with all of the entries, visit our website – Competitions Page >>

Competition Runner up Natalia Romankova

My name is Natalia Romankova and I am currently studying the Illustrating Children’s Book Online Art Diploma with Maggy Roberts.

What great news! Thank you very much! My picture is called ‘A new friend’. This is the recent one from a series of pictures about Vaska the giraffe. This character was born when I was doing exercises for my first course in London Art College – Illustrating Children Books. Gradually, he became the hero of many of my works. To the moment, I already have 12 published postcards depicting Vaska’s adventures.

Vaska lives in a lighthouse at the seaside. He’s very creative, positive and he likes to try something new. He is alone on the most of the pictures. I was thinking about a friend for him, but for a long time nothing came to my mind. Once I realized who is this friend and how they met. This is a small seagull living in a nest on the top of the lighthouse. Now they just have to become friends. I’ve enclosed below some of the pictures about Vaska’s adventures. The work is done in watercolour. Some small details are emphasized with a black liner. The size is 36 x 48 cm.

I also want to thank my teacher Maggy Roberts! I feel that studying in London Art Collage changed a lot in my life.

Best Regards,
Natalia Romankova
Runner Up of the London Art College 2016 Art Competition







Winner – Shuli Han Dulley

My name is Shuli Han Dulley and I am currently studying the Watercolour Online Art Diploma Course with tutor Jem Bowden.

I would like to thank all of you in London Art College giving me the opportunity to show my art. I always enjoy doing botanical art, and I have been painting flowers and plants for a few years. The painting I put in to the competition  (58 x 36cm) is one of them. It also including some Chinese elements, as I did Chinese painting when I was in China.

I also like to  paint scenery, I need to loose up the way I paint for scenery. I joined London Art College hoping to get help to improve my scenery painting. I also want to thank to  my tutor Jem Bowden, he has given me a lot of advice for my assignments. I will try my best.

Best wishes

Shuli Han Dulley
Winner of the London Art College 2016 Art Competition


The competition winners are……..

We would like to officially thank all of our students for entering into this years London Art College 2016 competition. It was a very difficult task not only to choose the finalists from the amazing entires but also to choose our winner and runner up. Many of the finalists came very close and we would like to mention Mokhtar Ibrahim with his ‘Carpet Seller’ painting who came a close third.

So without further ado, the winner for this years competition is – Shuli Han Dulley for her ‘Kingfisher and Lilipad’ watercolour painting. Shuli will shortly be receiving £200 of Amazon Vouchers.

The runner up with her wonderful children’s illustration painting called ‘Giraffe and Lighthouse’ is Natalia Romankova who will be receiving £100 of Amazon Vouchers.

In the next few days we will have a blog post written by each of the winners so do stay tuned to find out more about each of these fabulous paintings. Again thank you to all of our students who entered. Everyone can now start planning what they will be entering for next years competition…..

Winner – Shuli Han Dulley


Runner Up – Natalia Romankova