Call­ing all cre­ative kids

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Say -

THE com­pe­ti­tion that turns the most vivid scene from a kid’s imag­i­na­tion into a sky-high re­al­ity is back and big­ger than ever.

Re­turn­ing this sum­mer, the BIC KIDS Young Artist Award is giv­ing proud par­ents the op­por­tu­nity to see their child’s draw­ings grad­u­ate from the fridge door to a mas­sive pub­lic bill­board.

Open to all five to 11-year-olds, en­trants are en­cour­aged to draw with com­plete free­dom. Judges will award points for ev­ery­thing from creativ­ity and use of colour to com­po­si­tion and sub­ject mat­ter.

In con­tin­ued part­ner­ship with Mum­snet, the BIC Young Artist Award cel­e­brates the creativ­ity of chil­dren from across the coun­try, with 13 fi­nal­ists se­lected to rep­re­sent their re­gion be­fore an over­all cham­pion is crowned.

En­tries are now open so once your kids have cre­ated their master­pieces, en­ter sim­ply by vis­it­ing www.bick­ youn­gartist and up­load the art­work be­fore the dead­line of Sun­day Au­gust 5.

An ex­pert judg­ing panel made up of cre­atives from the mar­ket­ing, pub­lish­ing and illustration in­dus­tries will select the re­gional fi­nal­ists, whose work will be dis­played on re­gional bill­boards from late Au­gust. A pub­lic vote will then de­cide the ul­ti­mate win­ner, whose draw­ing will go na­tion­wide in late Septem­ber.

As well as the price­less op­por­tu­nity to have their draw­ings pub­lished, the 13 de­serv­ing fi­nal­ists will win a ham­per full of BIC® KIDS good­ies.

Last year’s com­pe­ti­tion was a great suc­cess and we were over­whelmed by the qual­ity of the art­work we re­ceived.

We can’t wait for this year’s imag­i­na­tive en­tries to start pour­ing in. There will be some proud par­ents, that’s for sure.

Re­becca Huda BIC UK and Ire­land

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