The Copley Prize 2020

Whilst you’re at home getting creative and inspired by L.S. Lowry, did you know your masterpiece could win you a fabulous prize and a prestigious place on our gallery walls, alongside Lowry’s own work?

The Copley Prize is a fantastic competition, open to all children up to the age of 11 which you can take part in now! We want you to create a piece of work, a painting or a drawing inspired by L.S. Lowry and send it in to us for the chance to win. (Maximum size A3, one entry per child.)

Find out about LS Lowry and his artworks here.

Get tips on how to draw a Lowry landscape here.

Three seasonal winners are judged by the Claire Stewart, curator of The Lowry Collection, with the overall winner for the year chosen by Alison Copley.

To enter, take a clear photo of your piece and email it to with the subject ‘Copley Prize Entry’.

In your email please include the following: child’s name, child’s age, location and a contact phone number for the parent/guardian submitting the entry.

Please keep the original copy to be displayed in our gallery if you are selected as the overall winner.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 20th August 2020.

The winner will go head to head against our other seasonal winners this year. We can’t wait to see your incredible creations!

The annual winner of this prestigious prize receives:

  • Their art work framed professionally and hung in The Lowry Galleries alongside the work of LS Lowry for a full year
  • A tour of The Lowry Galleries for their family
  • A choice between a family ticket for a theatre show at The Lowry or a free art workshop for their school.

The Copley Prize at The Lowry is kindly supported by Alison and Noel Copley. The Lowry Centre Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organization and registered charity (no.1053962)

All income supports our world-class Theatres and Galleries programme, the care and display of the LS Lowry Collection and our life-changing Learning and Engagement work.

To find out more about how to create a winning piece, watch the videos below.

A message from artist Michelle Leigh about the Copley Prize:

Previous Winners of The Copley Prize:

2019 winner: Maegan

2018 winner: Martha

2017 winner: Amelia

2016 winner: Thomas

2015 winners: Philippa & Sasha

2014 winner: Jack