John Byrne National Drawing Competition – Expressive arts – Learning, teaching and assessment
January 6, 2015
Children and young people in schools across Scotland have been invited to take part in the first annual John Byrne drawing competition.
Designed to raise the profile of drawing in the curriculum, the competition aims to encourage young artists in P4 to S3 to give free rein to their imagination through the joy of drawing.
Entries can be of any size and created in any media, but they must be ‘drawings’ as this is the basis on which they will be judged.
There is no requirement to stick to a theme, but artist and playwright John Byrne has suggested the title ‘A day in my life’ for those who wish to use it.
Three lucky winners will be chosen to have their drawings included in an exhibition at Paisley Museum, alongside artwork by John Byrne from the museum’s collection. They will also receive:
1st prize – Limited edition full colour print ‘Moonstruck’ by John Byrne and a £100 voucher for art materials.
2nd prize- Limited edition black and white print ‘Lost and Hungry’ by John Byrne and a £50 book token.
3rd prize – £50 voucher for art materials.
Thirty runners-up will receive a specially designed certificate.
Entries can only be submitted through a school and must be received by 4pm on Friday 6 March 2015.
The winners will be chosen by a judging panel and announced on Education Scotland’s learning blog by 5pm on Friday 27 March 2015.