Creative kids pull off masterstroke
National Express driver Roger Taylor with a competition entry
Creative kids have pulled off a masterstroke by inundating National Express with entries for a national drawing competition.
The UK’s largest coach operator has received hundreds of entries for its ‘Colour the Coach’ competition from mini-Monets all over the country - and has turned one of its iconic white coaches into a collage of colour with the drawings.
Competition entrants are vying to see their designs turned into a special one-off livery and featured on one of the company’s airport-bound coaches at a time of year when thousands are heading off on holiday – ensuring maximum exposure of the masterpieces.
Each chosen winner will also be handed a £50 cheque - enough to get their own summer holiday off to a flying start.
With the competition now coming to a close, entries have been handed over to local artists who will use all their artistic expertise to pick a winner.
Professional artist, Paul, who will be judging entries from the Midlands said: “I have been bowled over by the quality and creativity of the entries. It’s wonderful that so many youngsters have picked up their pens and unleashed their imaginations to draw these fabulous pictures, but its going to be so difficult to pick a winner!”
National Express UK Coach Managing Director Tom Stables said: “We take millions of children on holiday every year and we wanted to see how their experiences had inspired them, so it’s absolutely fantastic that so many young artists have shown us exactly what they can do. I can’t wait to see the winning designs take pride of place on one of our iconic white coaches.”
Judging will take place over the next two weeks and once they have been chosen the winning entries will be turned into a special livery and unveiled to the public.