CALLING ALL LITTLE DOODLERS

Priceless opportunity for children to have their drawings displayed on billboards across the country

This summer, proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to see their child’s drawings displayed for all to see. In partnership with Mumsnet, BIC® KIDS is launching an amazing competition celebrating kids’ creativity by taking their fabulous drawings beyond the fridge door, putting 10 lucky winners’ works of art on billboards across the nation.

Running from 17th July – 6th August, the nationwide competition is open to all 5-11 year old kids. To enter, parents simply need to take a photo of their child’s drawing and upload it to the native discussion page on the Mumsnet website by Sunday 6th August. Entries will then be judged by an expert panel of creatives from the marketing, publishing and illustration industries, before winners are notified and the billboards launched in September.

Phil Corbett

Illustrator and judge, Phil Corbett, has written some top drawing tips for kids looking to enter this year’s competition:

Enjoy it! When you’re drawing it’s important that you don’t stress. Just have fun and don’t worry about making mistakes – it’s all part of the experience!

Draw what you want to, not what you feel you should. Who says the sky needs to be blue? Colour it red, green or even purple with orange spots. You don’t have to be realistic – the most important thing is getting creative, finding your own style and running with it.

Don’t ever worry about not being good enough. Everyone is different, and sees the world in their own way. The important thing is to grab a pen, follow your heart and draw whatever you want.

As well as the priceless opportunity to have their drawings published, the 10 lucky winners will win a hamper full of BIC® KIDS drawing and colouring instruments. Specifically designed to help children to hone their artistic talent, the hampers will include an array of exciting stationery products including the BIC® Kids Evolution® Ecolutions® colouring pencils, Kid Couleur felt pens and Plastidecor® crayons, to name just a few.

For more information about the competition and full terms and conditions visit Mumsnet. Alternatively, search @MyBICPen on Twitter or email BICKIDS@Lucre.co.uk.

BIC® Kids Evolution® colouring pencils, Pack of 12 RRP £2.99

The BIC® Kids Evolution ultra-resistant, wood-free colouring pencils are ideal for everyday drawing and colouring. With a resistant chew-proof lead and barrel these pencils are highly durable. What’s more, they are easy to sharpen and safe as don’t splinter and with a wide choice of colours at your child’s disposal, impressive artworks are just a doodle away.

NEW! BIC® Kids Kid Couleur Durable Case, Case of 12 RRP £4.99

Your child need never fret about losing a pen cap again with this innovative stand case that keeps the pens and lids all in one – and you won’t have to fear jumping around the room clutching their feet in pain because you accidentally stepped on a stray lid.

Enabling your little one’s pens to be displayed in harmony, this problem-solving pen case, is full of a dozen medium-tip, felt-tip pens. The highly durable blocked tip means that the nib won’t bend or retract under pressure and the water-based inks mean it can easily be washed from skin and most clothes. Available in 12 vibrant colours and boasting washable ink, these pens are perfect for children as they allow for all of the fun, with none of the mess.

BIC® Kids Plastidecor, Pack of 12 RRP £2.99

Wave goodbye to dirty hands and clothes with the BIC® Kids Plastidecor crayons. These fun crayons are made from an innovative resin (as opposed to wax) meaning that they don’t transfer onto your hands or clothes. The material is durable and can be easily sharpened without breaking. What’s more, the rainbow shades of 24 different colours are sure to create some fun pieces of artwork.

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