International High School Arts Festival
Each year, since 2008, United Learning holds a competition to find five amazing pieces of student created artwork to be displayed in Tokyo, as part of the International High School Arts Festival.
The festival, organised the International Federation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) in Japan, is an event especially for secondary school aged pupils between 15-18 years of age across the world, to show off their artistic talent. United Learning has the honour of selecting the UK representatives for this festival: five pieces are selected for display, and the winning artist receives an all-expenses paid trip to Tokyo to see their work exhibited at the National Art Centre (funded by IFAC).
The competition is split into two sections: a public vote via Facebook to display each pupils artwork (this year worth 20% of the final score), and judging by a professional artist. In recent years this has been esteemed artist Michael Aubrey.