This summer, BIC are encouraging kids to get creative and take their drawings beyond the fridge door and onto billboards nationwide!
Running from 17th July – 6th August, the nationwide competition is open to all 5-11 year old kids. To enter, parents simply need to take a photo of their child’s drawing and upload it to the native discussion page on the Mumsnet website by Sunday 6th August. Entries will then be judged by an expert panel of creatives from the marketing, publishing and illustration industries, before winners are notified and the billboards launched in September.
Kate Williams, Mumsnet Editor, said: “Despite the lure of online games and a plethora of gadgets, sitting down to a good old-fashioned drawing session is still a staple childhood activity. It’s a rare parent who doesn’t have a junior masterpiece plastered on their fridge, but not many can say that that drawing has been displayed on an actual billboard, so we’re anticipating some really amazing submissions.”
Illustrator and judge, Phil Corbett, has written some top drawing tips for kids looking to enter this year’s competition:
- Enjoy it! When you’re drawing it’s important that you don’t stress. Just have fun and don’t worry about making mistakes – it’s all part of the experience!
- Draw what you want to, not what you feel you should. Who says the sky needs to be blue? Colour it red, green or even purple with orange spots. You don’t have to be realistic – the most important thing is getting creative, finding your own style and running with it.
- Don’t ever worry about not being good enough. Everyone is different, and sees the world in their own way. The important thing is to grab a pen, follow your heart and draw whatever you want.
As well as the priceless opportunity to have their drawings published, the 10 lucky winners will win a hamper full of BIC® KIDS drawing and colouring instruments. Specifically designed to help children to hone their artistic talent, the hampers will include an array of exciting stationery products including the BIC® Kids Evolution® Ecolutions®colouring pencils, Kid Couleur felt pens and Plastidecor® crayons, to name just a few.
To celebrate this fantastic competition I’ve teamed up with BIC to offer you the chance to win a selection of BIC KIDS products:
BIC® KIDS Kid Couleur 12 pack, RRP £2.99
These highly durable blocked pen tip means that the nib won’t bend or retract under pressure and the water-based inks mean it can easily be washed from skin and most clothes. These pens are perfect for children as they allow for all of the fun, with none of the mess.
BIC® KIDS Evolution Ecolutions colouring pencils, RRP £2.99
The BIC® Kids Evolution ultra-resistant, wood-free colouring pencils are ideal for everyday drawing and colouring. With a resistant chew-proof lead and barrel these pencils are highly durable. What’s more, they are easy to sharpen and safe as it doesn’t splinter and with a wide choice of colours at your child’s disposal, impressive artworks are just a doodle away.
BIC® KIDS Plastidecor® crayons, RRP £2.99
Colour away with these easy to hold BIC® KIDS colouring crayons ideal for children over the age of 30 months. Recommended by teachers* these crayons are easy to sharpen and are super resistant to breakage. The pack contains 12 vivid colours and is extra clean on hands and fabrics, meaning no messy marks.
If you’d like to enter to win the products listed above – just complete the Rafflecopter ensuring to do this accurately to avoid disqualification: