The <i>IoS</i> Draw for Britain art competition

Saturday 22 October 2011 22:15

The Independent on Sunday is launching 'Draw for Britain', an art competition to get everyone across the country sketching, painting or sculpting. There are three age groups for children: up to the age of 7, 8-11, and 12-16, and a category for adults. You can do whatever you want: a portrait or self-portrait, a still life, an abstract drawing, or, indeed, anything else. And you can choose any theme – maybe your family, your school, your favourite place or your best ever day. The IoS will draw up a shortlist for each category, and then Anthony Browne, the Children's Laureate, will select the winners. Each winner will receive a fantastic prize, worth up to £250. And we will publish your picture in the IoS. Please send your entries to: Draw for Britain, Colin Wilson, Art Director, The Independent on Sunday, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5HF.

The prizes

Sponsors Cass Art and Daler-Rowney have offered these prizes:

Ages up to 7: Cass Art £150 gift voucher.

Ages up to 11: Cass Art £150 gift voucher.

(Cass Art have afantastic range of items suitable for both these age groups)

Ages up to 16: Daler Rowney Wooden Watercolour box set.

For adults: Cass Art Thames radial studio easel.

Terms and conditions

Closing date for competition is 5.30pm on Friday 2 October 2009. The results – and winners – will be published in The Independent on Sunday on 11 October 2009. Entries are free, but only one entry per person is allowed. Please do not send any framed artwork: either roll it or send it flat. Should you wish your artwork returned, please make sure your name and address is on the back of it. We will do our very best to send it back after judging, but we can’t be responsible for any loss or damage. The prizes are subject to availability and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. A full set of terms and conditions can be found at

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