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Entry Instructions for the Dulwich Festival Childrens’ Art Competition 2023

South London
Dulwich Festival invites children of all ages to enter the Children’s Art Competition.
This year’s competition is all about celebrating South London.
We want to find out what South London means to you… It could be about the history, the landscape, buildings, streets, parks, local transport, the people.

Judging age groups:
There are four age group categories Under 5s, 5 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12 to 18.

Submissions are made by either of these methods:
– delivering the original artwork in person to R Woodfalls in East Dulwich by close of business 12th May 2023 or
– photographing the picture and submitting the entry online by 5pm 12th May 2023 (please see note below about photographing your artwork)

ONE entry per child.

This form allows a parent, guardian, teacher or club leader to submit multiple entries online for different children; please only submit one entry per child artist; if you are a teacher or club-leader please make sure that you have the permission of the parent or guardian and that their details are correct, thank you. We encourage that the subject of the art work has been chosen by the child rather than provided by an adult as part of a group art class.

The artwork should:
– be two dimensional, a maximum size of A3, unmounted
– include entrants’ name, age, school or club and parents’ name, telephone number and email address on the back of the work when submitting via R Woodfalls so winners can be identified.

Prizes in each category will be vouchers to spend at the Art Stationers in Dulwich Village.

Displaying the Artwork
Prize-winners will have their artwork displayed in the windows of local shops and on the festival website.
Exhibition: There will also be a free exhibition of entries. Online submissions will be colour printed A4 for inclusion in the exhibition
Date: 20 May 11am-5pm Kingswood House, Seely Drive, Kingswood Estate SE21 8QN
Please note that we only identify the artist by their first name when we display their work

Contact Rose Chapman

Enter online:

To enter online you must first register for an account HERE.

In your account you will be able to see all the entries you have made for Dulwich Festival competitions including Film and Flash Fiction entries.
You will be able to update your contact details at any time by logging in. You will also be able to send messages related to your entry.

Photographing your art work for online submission:
This can be a fun part of the creative process for the artist to get involved in and to understand how to do this!
If you are photographing your work indoors, do so in a room with plenty of windows and natural light. Some artists prefer to photograph their work outdoors in the early morning or when it is cloudy or overcast, as indirect sunlight provides the best lighting. It is best not to use flash photography indoors or out.
Hang your work (try using blue or white tack) at a height where the middle of your piece will be parallel to where your camera will be—either on a tripod or resting sturdily on a table or other surface. Photograph against a neutral coloured background. Try to take the photograph so that the picture fills the frame with no or minimum boarders ensure it is centred and the image is not distorted because it has been photographed from an angle. Choose hi-resolution. You may crop the photograph before you submit the entry if you wish.

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