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Children’s Art Competition 2020

Sponsored by R. Woodfall, Lordship Lane

  • Art
  • Friday 15 May, 11:55pm
  • Free


From protecting our oceans and natural environment to reducing plastic on our local high street, it’s time to think about the future. This year’s Dulwich Festival is celebrating sustainability in association with Plastic Free East Dulwich. The Children’s Art Competition wants to find out what SUSTAINABILITY means to you… It could be saying no to fast fashion; changing eating habits; cutting down on plastic; switching off the lights; walking or taking public transport.

The Dulwich Festival invites children of all ages to enter this year’s Children’s Art Competition.There are four age group categories Under 5s, 5 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12 to 18. The artwork should be two dimensional, a maximum size of A3 and should include entrants’ name, age, school or club and parents’ name, telephone number and email address so winners can be notified. This year, due to uncertainties caused by Covid-19, we are asking that submissions are made by photographing the picture and submitting the entry online; one entry per child.

1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes in each category will be vouchers to spend at the Art Stationers in Dulwich Village. Prize-winners will have their artwork displayed on the Festival website.

To make a submission click here.

This forms allows a parent, guardian, teacher or club leader to submit multiple entries 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 parent or guardians permission and that their details are correct.

Photographing your art work
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. Choose hi-resolution. You may crop the photograph before you submit the entry if you wish.

The competition is open to all Children age 0-18.The work must be solely made by the Child named as the artist.You can use any technique: drawing, painting, collage, any printing technique, textile art, mixed media.

‘Cat’ by Max, 2019 Children’s Art Competition 1st Prize Winner (Aged 12-18). View last year’s winners’ gallery.

Here is a short child-friendly video to explain what sustainability means.

  • Art
  • Submit entry online by Friday 15th May, 11:55pm

Sponsored by

R Woodfalls