Welcome to the second annual BIC KIDS Young Artist Award!

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

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Turn your kid’s A4 drawing into a towering billboard!

How do I enter ?

Is your child a budding Picasso? A Monet in the making? The next BIC thing? Well here’s the chance to graduate from the fridge door and see their artwork plastered on a billboard!

Simply take a photo of an A4 masterpiece that your little artist has drawn in felt-tip, crayon or pencil and upload it by Sunday 5th August to be in with a chance of winning!

To be eligible, entries must:

  • Be from children aged 5-11 years old
  • Be drawn on plain A4 paper, in landscape
  • Be received by 11.59pm on Sunday 5th August 2018
  • Be submitted to the BIC KIDS website by the child’s parent or legal guardian
  • Include the child’s home town and age on the entry form
  • Be signed on the back to confirm that the child has produced the drawing
  • Not feature any well-known TV characters or cartoons

Full terms and conditions can be downloaded here 

How does it work ?

Between 6th and 26th August our expert judging will select finalists from each region of the UK and Republic of Ireland to be exhibited on billboards between 27th August and 9th September.

The represented regions are:

  • London
  • South East England
  • South West England
  • East of England
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland

The regional finalists will then be put to a public vote to determine our national champion. The entry that receives the most votes will be displayed on billboards nationwide between 24th September and Sunday 7th October.

Please note: regional finalists will be notified on Monday 6thAugust and must be available to post the original drawing in a hardback envelope to the address provided by recorded delivery ensuring it arrives NO LATER THAN Wednesday 8thAugust 2018.

How is it judged?

Entrants are encouraged to draw with as much freedom and creativity as possible. In order to pick eventual winners, the judging panel will award marks for:

  • Creativity and use of colour: Why can’t the sky be orange and the grass blue? Is it day or night? Is the artist seeing the world in wonderful technicolour?
  • Composition and artistic ability: How well is the space used? What technical ability has been demonstrated?
  • Subject matter: Is the artist telling a story, are there patterns and a narrative? Does it show emotion? Is the drawing realistic or so strange it might just be believable?
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