Children’s Art Competition 2017

The Committee of the Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room are organising a Children’s Art Competition as part of the Southwold Arts Festival.  We hope that visitors and local children between the ages of 7 and 16 will enter and produce a picture to celebrate Southwold’s link to the sea.

All children aged 7 to 16 years are invited to submit one A4, two dimensional piece of art.

  1. Subject: Southwold and the Sea (beach, beach huts, harbour, boats, fishing, lighthouse, sailors, etc)
  2. Dimensions: no bigger than an A4 sheet of paper, with no mount and no frame.
  3. Medium: two dimensional work only, which may be pencil, charcoal, pastel, crayon, watercolour, acrylic or oil. Collage may be allowed, provided the weight of the paper is not increased significantly, which would cause display problems. NO three dimensional work.
  4. Prizes: Two for 7 to 11 years, Two for 12 to 16 years (Donated by Southwold Decorative and Fine Arts Society)
  5. Information to be provided:
    1) On the BACK of the work attach (eg sellotape) a piece of paper approx. A5 giving in BLOCK CAPITALS full name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail, school and date of birth. (This is to avoid writing on the the back of the entry and possibly damaging the art work). At the bottom of the A5 paper please print your name, which will be cut off AFTER judging and put on the front for all to see.
    2) On the front, bottom right corner, the child’s age ONLY (eg 7yr. 3 months)
  6. Entry: Please hand carry OR POST to:
    CHILDREN’S ART COMPETITION
    “SPOTS” Southwold Post Office
    High Street Southwold IP18 6AA
    THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE
  7. Dates:
    1) to be in “SPOTS” between MONDAY 3 APRIL AND TUESDAY 30 MAY
    2) Prize winners will be notified by TUESDAY 13 JUNE
    3) As far as possible all entries will be displayed in the Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room between Saturday 24 June and Saturday 1 July during the Southwold Arts Festival.
  8. Prizes will be presented on Saturday 24 June at SSRR as part of the Southwold Arts Festival.
  9. Entries may be collected by their owners on Saturday 1 July, by 5pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THERE WILL BE NO PERSON IN ATTENDANCE WITH THE EXHIBITION OF ENTRIES. THE SSRR CAN TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THE ENTRIES. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED, BUT MAY BE COLLECTED ON SATURDAY 1 JULY.

These details of the Children’s Art Competition are also given in www.southwoldsailorsreadingroom.co.uk and hard copies can be obtained from “SPOTS” at Southwold Post Office.