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Stuck for something creative for the kids this summer?

Entries for the Bic Kids Young Artist Award, a competition that gives budding young artists a chance to let their creativity shine, are now open for 2019

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Open to all five to 11-year-olds, entrants are encouraged to exercise their artistic flair, let their imaginations run wild and draw with complete freedom.

 

This summer, proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland have been given the opportunity to see their child’s drawings graduate from the fridge door to billboards. Ireland’s youngsters are being encouraged to get creative on their summer break, to be in with the chance of representing their country in regional heats.

Open to all five to 11-year-olds, entrants are encouraged to exercise their artistic flair, let their imaginations run wild and draw with complete freedom. Entries, which should be drawn on a landscape piece of plan A4 paper, can be in pencil, pen or crayon, and must not include any famous characters or logos. Judges will award points for everything from creativity and use of colour, to composition and subject matter.

Cara (seven years old), from Ireland
Previous entry: Cara (seven years old), from Ireland

When kids have created their showstoppers, parents can enter by simply visiting bickids.com/uk/youngartist and uploading the artwork by Sunday, August 4th.

Once the regional finalists have been selected, the public will then be asked to vote for their favourite masterpiece and crown the overall winner, who will win another billboard and poster campaign as well as a creative art party to share with up to 10 friends.

Henri Nicolau, at Bic UK and Ireland, says; “The Bic Kids Young Artist Award has been growing year-on-year and we can’t wait to see more incredible entries this year. We saw some outstanding quality last year, which proved an exciting challenge when it came to the judging stage.

“It’s always so heartwarming to be reminded of just how creative kids are, and it’s a real pleasure to be able to reward this talent, giving these artworks the recognition they deserve and enabling children to further their creativity. We’d encourage all parents to enter their children’s drawings – the more imaginative the better!”

As well as having their drawings published, the 13 finalists will win a bundle of Bic Kids goodies. Specifically designed to help children hone their artistic talent, these goodies will include an array of exciting stationery products including the Bic Kids Evolution Ecolutions Colouring Pencils and Bic Kids Kid Couleur Felt Tip Colouring Pens. 

For more information, and to enter, visit bickids.com/uk/youngartist