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The Scottish Fisheries Museum invites all children in Fife aged 3 - 14 to take part in its annual Art Competition!

To tie in with our upcoming temporary exhibition Catch of the Day, designed by Museum and Galleries students from the University of St Andrews, this year’s theme is Graphic Design. The display is focused around fish, food, and sustainability and draws on how and why certain fish have become popular or unpopular food through history. Many of these changes have been related to promotional imagery, environmental campaigns and powerful logos.

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For information about the competition’s rules and details on how to enter, take a look at our Competition Information Pack .

If you are looking for inspiration, our Inspiration Pack contains images and information about a series of objects from the museum’s collections. You can use these to find out more about the how fish has been branded, packaged and campaigned about in Scotland and the UK over the past 200 years.

Alongside the Art Competition, We also offer special schools art workshops suitable for P1-7 classes. These can be delivered as part of a museum visit or as outreach in the classroom. During the workshop, classes will learn about how graphic design has influenced the types of fish we eat and helped drive environmental and sustainability campaigns. Throughout the session, pupils will draw links between the graphic design used in the museum’s collections, and their own personal experiences of logos and advertising. The class will then use examples from the collection and their own imaginations to create their own unique artworks which relate to the competition’s theme. For more information about the workshops, please take a look at either our P1-P2 Schools Pack, our P3-P5 Schools Pack, or our P6-P7 Schools Pack.

Don’t forget to fill in a Class Coversheet when submitting work to the museum and to put an Art Work Label on the back of each artwork.

If you have any questions or require any further information about the competition, please contact the museum’s Learning and Access Officer on 01333 310628 or

The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
Charity Number: SC 006185
VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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