Information for schools
You may find the following forms helpful
Entry form labels (PDF document)
Memo to parents with explanation and entry details
(Word document- Download by clicking here)
I am writing to invite your students to participate in the 17th annual Young Art East Anglia (YAEA) competition and exhibition of children’s art at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh on 8th, 9th and 10th March 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity for the young artists who are chosen to see their work displayed in a professional gallery. We print postcards of every exhibited painting and these are for sale during the exhibition, along with the exhibited artwork. All of our profits go to Cancer Research UK.
All primary school students (Reception to Year 6) are invited to participate. To enter, each artist donates £2.50 and their work of art to YAEA and assigns to them their copyright in it. We recommend that you distribute the enclosed guidelines to all parents (they are also on our website – www.youngarteastanglia.co.uk). We ask for a parent’s e-mail address to be put on the back of the artwork where possible. Please use the pro forma label on the website to label each child’s art. We will carry on providing information to the school about which of their students are to have their work exhibited, and which are prize-winners.
Our theme for 2019 is “Extraordinary Adventures”. Our judge will be local artist; Sophie Elinor Martin,she combines traditional and contempory materials to capture the shifting soulfulness of animals. She has exhibited all around the UK. Visit her website: www.semartspace.com to find out more.
Approximately 300 pieces are selected for the exhibition and prizes are awarded by age categories and every exhibitor receives a certificate.
We will collect the artwork from your school before 21st January 2019. A proportion of the total number of pieces submitted by each school will be displayed, so the more entries you send, the more you will have exhibited.
I do hope you will choose to be involved. Both teachers and parents have commented on the tremendous boost to a child’s confidence from seeing their art on the wall of a professional gallery. I look forward to seeing you in Aldeburgh next March, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with me.