Whilst Ben has never really been a fan of putting pen to paper, Chloe is pretty much the exact opposite and can often be found writing or drawing – I can’t tell you how often she gets cross with me for picking her up from her after school club too early because she’s in the middle of creating a masterpiece!
This summer, BIC® KIDS are running their second Young Artist Awards – a competition (open to all 5-11 year olds and running till 5th August) which gives talented young artists the chance to have their drawings displayed on local billboards!
To enter, you simply need to take a photo of your child’s masterpiece and upload it to the BIC® KIDS website (where you can also find information about how the artwork will be judged – colour and creativity are key!) The entries will be judged by an expert panel of creatives, to establish regional winners, before a public vote will determine the national champion! Each of the 13 regional winners will have their artwork displayed on local billboards and the national champion will then get to see their entry displayed nationwide.
The BIC® KIDS Young Artists Awards are in held in collaboration with Mumsnet. Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet said:
“Following on from the success of last year’s competition we’re really excited to see what the creative kids across the UK have in store for us this summer! Sitting down with a pen and paper is such a formative experience and gives children a chance to let their imaginations run wild. Seeing something that you’ve created plastered on a massive billboard is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and if the standard is anything like last year then we’re in for a treat.”
As well as the priceless opportunity to have their drawings published, the 13 deserving winners will receive 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!
What are you waiting for? Get those pencils sharpened, a few sheets of A4 paper out and let their imaginations run wild! This could be the perfect way to keep them out of the sun for an hour or two (or fill a rainy afternoon in the summer holidays heaven forbid!)
*BIC® Kids sent us a hamper of BIC® Kids goodies in exchange for sharing this with you!*