How to enter our 2021 Childrens Art Competition

28th September 2021

We’ve officially launched our 2021 Children’s Art Competition. The theme this year is

            The Colour of Nature

 

The past year has been tough for everyone – children haven’t been able to go to school and families have been kept apart from their loved ones. More than at any other time nature has played its part in our wellbeing.  We have watched the seasons and landscape change and many of us have come to appreciate how beautiful our county is whilst enjoying long walks in Hertfordshire’s rambling countryside.

The benefits of being outside have been well documented and this competition enables us to celebrate Hertfordshire’s green spaces through the eyes of a child. This year we are asking the schoolchildren to think about nature all around them to produce a piece of artwork which captures the colour of nature.

Winning artists will receive certificates and vouchers, commended artists will receive certificates and the overall winning school will receive £500 in gift vouchers for their art department.  Certificates and vouchers will be presented during the Spring Term.

The competition is open to Primary School children in Hertfordshire.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in years 0-2, years 3-4 and years 5-6.  Once the judging is completed our Judge, local artist Val Cansick, will display the winning artwork on her website Val Cansick Studio.

The closing date for the competition is Friday 26 November 2021

How to enter – The Colour of Nature

We are asking Primary School children in Hertfordshire to think about nature all around them to produce a piece of artwork which captures the colour of nature.

Through this competition we would like to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of nature as we are aware that children’s mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing are improved by being in and looking at nature.

Ideas for artwork might be generated by encouraging children to:

  • Think about the things they enjoy and see in nature and how it makes them feel
  • Think about their location: were they outside in a park, in a wood or just looking through a window – what did they like about the scene
  • Think about the time of year, is it Winter or Spring, Summer or Autumn
  • Draw the wildlife and flowers they see
  • Think about the benefits of being outside: affecting health and wellbeing, improving both physical and mental health, making us feel happier and healthier
  • Use words to help illustrate the benefits and feelings
  • Get help from their families

Terms and conditions of entry

  1. The competition is open to Primary School children in Hertfordshire
  2. Entrants are asked to create a piece of A4 artwork in any medium, providing it is original artwork (no computer generated images, please)
  3. Maximum 6 pieces of artwork per school*, two from each year group: Years 0/2, Years 3/4 and years 5/6
  4. Images to be sent attached to an email to jo@cpreherts.org.uk
  5. Each picture file should be clearly marked with the entrant’s name, age, school year and school together with the location the picture was drawn from
  6. Each entry should be the work of one entrant only
  7. All entries should be received no later than 26 November 2021
  8. Winning artists will receive certificates and vouchers; commended artists will receive certificates
  9. The overall winning school will receive £500 in gift vouchers to spend on art and craft materials
  10. By submitting an entry, permission is granted to CPRE Hertfordshire to use that image in the charity’s publicity including website and social media
  11. Certificates and vouchers will be presented during the Spring Term. Please be aware that presentation photos may be used for publicity purposes subject to permission

* Note – if your child’s school has decided not to participate, you may enter the child’s artwork directly to us, in accord with all the other terms and conditions specified above.

Reminder:  All entries to arrive no later than Friday 26 November 2021