Guidelines for participants
All Suffolk school-children of up to and including 11 years old (Reception to Year 6) are invited to participate in Young Art East Anglia (YAEA), a competition and exhibition of children’s art raising funds for Cancer Research UK. This is a wonderful opportunity for the young artists who are chosen to see their work displayed in a professional gallery. The exhibition will be held at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh from 13-15th March 2020.
How to enter
Every child entering gives YAEA one piece of artwork (and assigns to YAEA their copyright in it) along with a minimum entry donation of £2.50 per child as their contribution to helping raise money for Cancer Research UK. BACS is preferred with cheques or cash also gratefully received.
This year’s theme is A Moment in Time. Ideas can run free, but prizes will only be awarded to those who are “on-theme”. Work must be artist’s own, no photographs please.
Please put a YAEA 2020 Label with child’s name, year and school on the back of each entry with the arrow to indicate the top of the picture. Please can parents fill in their e-mail address, this will only be used to contact them in relation to Young Art East Anglia and will not be passed on or used for any other purpose.
Entries must be ready for collection by Monday 27th January 2020.
Any size up to A3 (42cm x 30cm). Larger work may be exhibited but will not win a prize as wall space is limited. Unmounted and un-laminated please. No photocopies or photographs will be selected.
All mediums accepted, including overlaid and built up work but collages cannot be prize-winners as framing is too difficult and no bulky collages please.
There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in 3 age categories: Reception, Yrs 1 & 2; Years 3 & 4; Years 5 & 6 and all prize-winning art will be framed. Our judge this year is Mimi Nicholson and her decision is final.
From the work submitted, about 300 pictures will be exhibited and the artists chosen will be notified if their picture has been chosen.
Each exhibited artist will receive a certificate to mark the occasion.
Postcards of all exhibited work will be for sale at the exhibition and the paintings are also available for purchase, with priority being given to the artist’s family.
If you have any queries, please e-mail [email protected]
The painting at the header of this page is by Fergus Gathorne-Hardy one of the 2019 winners.