Annual Children’s Drawing Competition

Welcome to our annual children’s drawing competition.

Every year, we invite local children to draw a picture for the Annual Children’s Drawing Competition. It should represent their ideas about Christmas. Although it is very hard to choose, we select 4 pictures that feature on the cover of our November-December magazine.

Everyone’s a winner

No-one misses out though, we display every picture in the Annual Children’s Drawing Competition Exhibition at Stony Stratford Library. Before they go on display, we carefully mount the pictures on a backing card and put the child’s name and age on.

What to do

  • Select an A4 piece of paper
  • Use brightly coloured felt pens or paint
  • Take an A4 sheet of paper and create your picture

About your entry

  1. Each entry must be an original and hand-drawn.
  2. We do not accept Computer drawings.
  3. Use lots of colour, preferably felt pen or paint.
  4. No textures, glitter or highlighter pens.
  5. Draw on an A4 sheet of paper

Who can enter

  1. The competition is open to children aged 4-12 years, living locally.
  2. We allow one entry per person and no joint entries.
  3. No employees, family members or agents of Essentially Local Ltd can enter.
  4. We reserve the right to ask for proof of age of entrants to this competition.

Where to send your picture

  1. Please include parent’s/guardian’s details, contact number and email with the picture. This information will be used to let you know if your child has won a prize, to confirm details of the exhibition and collection of pictures. Please CONFIRM you are happy to let us use your information in this way. We keep information for as long as is necessary.
  2. Write DO NOT BEND on the outside of your package.
  3. We will NOT return to contestants but parents /guardians are welcome to take their child’s picture at the end of the exhibition from Stony Stratford Library.
  4. Deliver or post entries to Stony Stratford Library, Church St MK11 1BD or The Stony Sweet Shop, 75 High St MK11 1AY
  5. We will not accept emailed entries.
  6. Essentially Local Ltd takes no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered for any reason. Proof of delivery of entry is not proof of receipt.

About the winners and prizes

  • There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
  • The winning entry and runners up will receive the stated prizes.
  • The prizes are non-exchangeable, non- transferable and are not redeemable for cash or other prizes and if rejected the prize will be forfeited.
  • Independent judges will choose the winners and they will be notified by email or phone within 21 days of the closing date. 
  • The judges’ decision on any aspect of the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

Use of the entries

  • By submitting work to this competition you agree to these terms and conditions.
  • We have the right to use any work, including the winning entries, within Essentially Local Ltd publications and literature including the internet, without requiring further permission from you.
  • We may reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and distribute the work in any media (whether now known or later developed) including the internet.
  • Essentially Local Ltd reserves the right not to announce a competition winner if the submitted work is not of a suitable standard or appropriate to the competition brief.
  • No purchase is necessary.

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