Is your child’s imagination constantly running away with them? Are they always drawing on any scrap of paper they can find? After receiving nearly 1,000 amazing entries and 20,000 votes last year, the competition that gives budding young artists a chance to let their creativity shine is now open for 2019. This summer, the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award is giving proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland the opportunity to see their child’s drawings graduate from the fridge door to billboards!

Open to all kids aged between five and 11, the competition encourages youngsters to engage with their artistic flair, letting their imaginations run wild before drawing with complete freedom. Entrants are asked to draw a landscape piece on plain A4 paper, using pencils, pens and/or crayons. Famous characters and logos are not to be drawn if entrants want a chance of winning the competition, and each of the entries will be judged by a panel who award points on everything from creativity and use of colour, to composition and subject matter.

Once kids have created their showstoppers, parents can enter by simply visiting and uploading the artwork before the deadline on Sunday, August 4.

Henri Nicolau, at BIC UK and Ireland, said: “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 the priceless opportunity to have 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.

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