The Johnstone’s Trade Young Painter of the Year competition is a prestigious painting and decorating competition celebrating young talent.
The competition comprises of seven regional heats held up and down the country. New for 2020, winners of the regional heats will be invited to take part in the grand final event, where we will crown the 2020 Johnstone’s Trade Young Painter of the Year.

Johnstone’s Trade has launched its search for the UK’s best young painting and decorating talent. The competition now in its 16th year seeks to celebrate the young talent of the industry.

The winners and runners up from each regional heat will receive a cash reward as well as a fantastic prize bundle of top quality decorating tools from a range of brands. Not only that, but all participants will received a selection of sundries for taking part.

The first place winner from each regional heat will then also be invited to have their work entered into the grand finale, and be invited to a special final event to celebrate their work and achievement.

Entry for the 2020 competition is now closed. 

Heat Locations and Dates 

Tuesday 3rd March                         Bournemouth and Poole College                  Entries now closed
Wednesday 4th March                    North Kent College                                           Entries now closed 
Tuesday 10th March                       Glasgow City Building College                         Entries now closed
Thursday 12th March                      Newcastle College                                         Entries now closed
Tuesday 17th March                       Doncaster College                                          Entries now closed
Thursday 19th March                      Leicester College                                            Entries now closed
Tuesday 24th March                       Liverpool Hugh Baird College                          Entries now closed
To enter simply complete the application form at the bottom of this page. Entrants will be contacted closer to their heat location date with full details of the event day. Heat locations will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and where a heat location reaches capacity, entrants will be given the option to take part in a different heat if wished.


Think you have what it takes to be the 2020 Johnstone's Trade Young Painter of the Year?

Register for your place in the 2020 competition: 

 Entry requirements:

  • Be currently studying towards an NVQ Level 1 or 2 in Painting and Decorating or Diploma in Construction Level 2. (England / Wales) OR working towards an SQV Level 3 (Scotland)
  • Aged between 16 – 27

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact either:

Natasha Ram (Specification Brand Manager) NRam@ppg.com or 07825922300
Bradley Wallace (Johnstone’s Marketing Assistant) BWallace@ppg.com
Mark Simpson (Principle Technical Consultant) Mark.SIMPSON@ppg.com or 07718513897


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