Brighton artist calls on kids to get colourful!
Pictured: Artist Richard Berner with his landmark design
A Brighton artist is encouraging kids in the South East to get colourful and creative in a landmark drawing competition which gives them the chance to see their design on the side of a coach.
Richard Berner is today launching the Colour the Coach competition on behalf of National Express.
The contest is aimed at kids aged 5-15 who are asked to draw their favourite local landmark and the winning design - as chosen by Richard - will be turned into a special one off livery to go on the side of a National Express coach. The winner will also get a £50 cheque as prize money.
To kick start the competition Richard, who for the third year running will be judging entries from the South East, drew his favourite local landmark – the impressive Royal Pavilion – the exotic palace in the centre of Brighton.
Richard who is known for his surreal drawings of Brighton landmarks said: "I’m calling on all kids aged 5-15 to enter the Colour the Coach competition. I’d like to see designs which not only capture the landmark well but are also creative and show some of the artist’s individuality too.”
National Express Coach Managing Director Chris Hardy said: “This competition is a great opportunity for mini Monets in the South East to put some colour on the canvas and send us their best landmark designs with the chance to see their creation hit the road on one of our coaches. We are encouraging all kids to pick up their pens and have a go at Colour the Coach.”
‘Colour the Coach’ is open to children aged 5-15 and entrants should simply draw their favourite local landmark on an A4 sheet of paper using whatever drawing materials they want.
Entrants have until Friday 28th July 2017, to unlock their inner Rembrandts and send in an entry to National Express.
Entries to the competition must be landscape designs on A4 paper with: name, address, age, phone number and email address, written on the back. They should be sent to National Express Coach Art Competition, National Express House, Mill Lane, Birmingham, B5 6DD