Young People

18 and Under Fast Feedback Programme

Entrants aged 18 and under can enter the Koestler Awards at any point in the year. Entrants will usually get a response within 4 weeks of entry, with guaranteed feedback and the chance to receive extra Fast Feedback awards. During our busier months response times will be longer than usual.

The programme is open to young people in secure children’s homes, young offender institutions and secure hospitals, as well as young people who are being supervised in the community by youth offending teams.

Entries to the Fast Feedback Programme are eligible for additional Fast Feedback Awards, which include Commended and Highly Commended Awards, as well as Special Awards which come with a cash prize of £25.

If entries are sent to us between January – April and are clearly marked Fast Feedback on the external packaging, after they’ve gone through the Fast Feedback programme they are then put forward for the main Koestler Awards and can win any Award as part of the main programme.

How to enter

To be eligible for the programme entrants must:

  • Be eligible for the Koestler Awards
  • Be 18 or under at the time of entering
  • Mark the front of their package with ‘Fast Feedback’ when posting artwork to us
  • Complete the Fast Feedback entry form  and post it to us along with the artwork
  • Entries received before the deadline for the main Koestler Awards will also go forward to judging and consideration for exhibitions.
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