With the big summer holidays approaching and household budgets pushed to the hilt, trying to find something to keep the kids entertained in the holidays on the cheap is key. I’m lucky in that both of my girls are mad on drawing and colouring – our art tub is stuffed to the gills with felt tips, crayons and pencils, which means we do always have an easy and cheap standby for keeping them entertained. Parents and children across the country clearly feel the same as the BIC Kids’ Young Artist Award is now in its third year.
The BIC Kids’ Young Artist Award is for kids in the UK and Ireland aged 5-11, and offers them the opportunity to see their creations make the leap from A4 on the playroom wall to massive roadside billboard, as well as winning BIC goodies and a BIC creative party! And there’s nothing better for encouraging their creative juices to flow than the prospect of a lovely prize at the end of it!
All they have to do to enter is:
- Be aged 5-11 and resident in the UK or ROI
- Submit their own, original artwork on plain, un-creased A4 paper
- Artwork must be created using felt-tips, crayons or pencils
- Be received by 04/08/19 at 11.59pm
- Be submitted to the BIC Kids website by a parent or legal guardian
- Not include any recognisable logos or trademarks
It really is that simple – what a fantastic way to keep the kids entertained for next to nothing in the summer holidays! The entries are judged by a team of expert judges, according to the region of the UK that you live in, and the winners of the regional areas will have their work displayed on local billboards, for all of their family, friends and locals to see! The public vote will then see a national champion crowned The BIC Kids Young Artist of the Year!
My two have already started their practice pieces using our BIC Kids Magic Felt Pens (they colour and un-colour using the two magic white pens included), BIC Kids Ultra washable Felt Pens, BIC Kids Colouring Crayons and BIC Kids Colouring Pencils. We particularly love the BIC Kids range because we find the felt tips wash out of their clothes and off their hands so well, and the crayons and pencils are much more resistant to snapping than a lot of cheaper brands.
For full terms and conditions and to enter your child’s masterpiece in the competition, visit the BIC Kids website and get those creative juices flowing.