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The Pupil’s Art Council would like to announce the launch of our Spring Art and Photography Competition.

The theme for the competition is Spring.
The closing date is: 30th April

You can enter up to 3 pieces of artwork.
Submit your entries to:
Title your email: Spring Art and Photography Competition
Please include the full name of the entrant in your email. Pupil entrants should also include their class name.

The competition is open to anyone in our School Community and is split into the follow groups:
KS1 – This is for school pupils in R, Y1, Y2
KS2 – This is for school pupils in Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
Community – This is for anyone in our wider school community – staff, siblings, parents, Grandparents ….

The judges will pick winners for the follow categories:

* Best Art piece from each group (KS1, KS2 and Community)
It doesn’t matter what medium you choose to use, pencil, paint, sculpture, textiles, landart - just have a go! Take a photograph of your art piece to submit, but keep it safe as we‘ll be displaying the winner’s original piece in school.

* Best Photograph from each group (KS1, KS2 and Community)
Submit a photo that you have taken.

* The most original interpretation of Spring.
We’ll be looking for the most humorous, original or creative piece from across all categories and groups.

* The class with the highest quality entries.
A special award will go to the class that has the best entries. Who will it be?

You might be inspired by signs of Spring in your garden or local woodlands, the minibeasts, wildlife or farm animals you spot, or the colours of spring.
Or you might have an imaginative and original idea of your own about how you could interpret ‘Spring’.
If you are stuck for ideas, or would like some advice and techniques to try, here are some videos and pictures:

You can get some great tips on taking great photos here:

A tutorial on how to make a saltdough flower:

A fun tutorial on making a "Dandelion Squish Drawing" with dandelions, pen and crayons.

Watch a lesson on how to make a Takashi Murakmi style flower sculpture from old cardboard boxes and paint.

Find out how to do some leaf rubbings with wax crayon and watercolours:

A lesson about making a Springtime picture inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Charley Harper:

A tutorial on making a spring collage inspired by
Henri Rousseau and Johanna Lerwick

This online art lesson teaches you how to make a flower inspired by artist Georgia O'Keeffe using felt tip pens.

Watch a flower mandala being made:

How to make a picture inspired by Andy Warhol’s flowers:



Previous competitions