For the second consecutive year, Daler-Rowney is running the Make Your Mark art competition that is open to all students worldwide in two age categories – Under 12 and Under 18.
Daler-Rowney's MAKE YOUR MARK website explains the aims of the competition:
"This competition is all about inspiration, to encourage more children and young adults to paint and make their mark. Daler-Rowney wish to bring unknown talents to the spotlight along with inspiring creativity among the next generation and therefore urge young artists at all levels and ages to participate.
Art is about passion, inspiration and creativity but also about having fun and letting our imagination loose. Children are the best at this task and Daler-Rowney wish to promote the importance of harbouring this talent to ensure that our children do not lose this as they grow older, but captures it and nourishes it for future use. By encouraging school children to make their mark through art, Daler-Rowney hopes to bring art in to the 21st Century and inspire the next generation to express themselves."
There are some great prizes to be won in the Make Your Mark art competition. The winners will receive a school pack of Art Materials, a certificate and £1,000 (or equivalent in local currency) worth of art materials for his/her school or college. Also, 5 finalists from each category will be invited to display their work at a prestigious London gallery. Attendees at the exhibition will include national press and key people from the art world. Their work will be displayed in the gallery for 3 days and they will be welcome to view it on display. All 4 runners up in each category will also receive a System 3 Acrylic Set worth £90. Furthermore, 6 entries will be randomly drawn from all submissions to win a full set of Cryla Artist Acrylics (87 x 75ml tubes).
Entries close 1st April 2010 17:00 hrs (GMT)
For more information about the competition and prizes, or to enter, visit the dedicated Make Your Mark website: www.mymcompetition.com