Monday 22 July 2019

(Ad - Gifted) The BIC KIDS Young Artist Award is back!

For the 3rd year running the BIC KIDS Young Artist Award is back to encourage creativity in children across the country.

It is giving proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland the opportunity to see their child’s drawings graduate from the fridge door to billboards and it can also give the kids something to do for the first couple of weeks of the summer holidays.

BIC KIDS Young Artist Award logo

Open to all 5 to 11 year olds, entrants are encouraged to exercise their artistic flair, let their imaginations run wild and draw with complete freedom. 

To be eligible to enter, entries must:

Be from children aged 5-11 years old.
Be drawn on plain, landscape A4 paper.
Be drawn in pencil, felt tip and/or crayon.
Be the original work of the entrant, and not include any recognised characters or logos.
Be received by 11.59pm on Sunday, August 4th, 2019.
Be submitted to the BIC® KIDS website by the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Be the only entry of that child.

Judges will award points for everything from creativity and use of colour, to composition and subject matter. The expert judging panel will select 13 finalists to represent their region, with their work being displayed on their very own, local billboards from late August. A public vote will then decide the ultimate winner, whose drawing will go nationwide in late September. In addition to priceless public recognition of their work, the winner will receive BIC stationery goodies and a creative art party. 

If you need any new colouring products to help with your child’s entry, why not visit  Asda, WHSmith, Ryman or Amazon to stock up! 

A selection of BIC kids pens and pencils.

We were sent a selection and Ellie was overjoyed. It's a brand we all recognise and use. My two girls are a little too old to enter this competition (Ellie will be 12 by the time it's judged. Hmmf. hehehe) but if they were younger they would be joining in. Ellie is instead using these pens and pencils to get creative and draw plenty of pictures.

We were sent a selection of BIC products in exchange for this blog post.


  1. Sebastian was a finalist on this comp last year! Amazing competition for kids =)

  2. Drawing can be not only fun but a calming exercise. #MMBC

  3. I didn't even know this was a thing and my girls are too old now, but I shall share because I think this is a brilliant idea for the summer hols. Have fun with all your fabulous pens x

  4. What a great idea to encourage kids to be creative. Rory loves sitting down and drawing so I'm sure he'd love to have a go. #MMBC

  5. I can just imagine how wide eyed my girls would have been to get this package. Unfortunately, they are also too old (Boo, like Ellie, only just 12 before the end of the competition.) Maybe I can get the Little Man to enter....he's not very artistic though.

  6. Never heard of this but I think the most fabulous idea. Love how where we now live art is in abundance and celebrated so much #MMBC

  7. Oooo I didn't know about this, I shall ask my boys if they want to do it X #mmbc