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MK Gallery Young Architect 2018

Competition: MK Gallery Young Architect 2018

Are you an aspiring architect? Share your ideas for the future of building in Milton Keynes. Win the chance to have your building design professionally modelled by an architect using Computer Aided Design, plus an exciting prize for your school! 



About the competition


MK Gallery is undergoing a major expansion reopening in 2019 with doubled exhibition spaces; facilities for cinema, performances and events; dedicated education and community resources and a new café. 

In the meantime, we’re inviting you to be a part of the City Club, a new space for everyone to enjoy. For the moment, it’s a space that you can access online or when it pops up across the city. When MK Gallery reopens, it will be a permanent space for you to visit at any time. This is your chance to show off your design skills and tell us what you think a building at the City Club might look like.

Anyone aged 4 – 19* years attending a school, college or being home educated in MK can enter this exciting competition. *You must be aged 4 – 19 on 31 July 2018 to enter. 



How to enter


  •  Register your interest now by emailing 
  •  Download an entry information pack to find out guidelines for entry
  •  Design your building in 2D or 3D; work alone or in a group
  •  Email us a digital picture of your building design along with a completed entry form by Friday 1 June 2018
  •  Be in with a chance of having your design feature in our MK Gallery Young Architect 2018 Project Space exhibition in July 2018. If you’re chosen as our overall winner, you’ll have your building design professionally modelled using Computer Aided Design. Additionally, you and your class will win a unique opportunity to work together with a RIBA architect. 


    Teachers and Home Educators


    Make sure your pupils don’t miss out on this exciting learning opportunity! Architecture is a unique combination of science, maths, history and art and can inspire children’s involvement in effecting real life change. Download the teachers’ information pack to find out how your pupils could work with artists and architects inside or outside of the classroom. 



    Children and Young People

    You can submit an individual or group entry. For inspiration, why not join in with your friends and family at one of our fun and friendly artist-led sessions. Download the children and young people’s entry information pack to find out more. 



    Got any questions?

    Contact MK Gallery’s Learning Team on 01908 676 900 or email us at 



    MK Gallery Young Architect 2018 logos

    Need inspiration?


    Check out our events for Children & Families to be inspired by art in all its forms. 




    Download the

    Young Architect

    submissions pack:


    Children and Young People / Teachers


    Download a poster to display HERE