My eldest daughter loves drawing. Some days it is a challenge to keep up with her paper requirements as she can spend hours sitting and doodling. Her beloved dolly Kerry is always a favourite subject when it comes to drawing. She features in most of Jessica’s pictures. Jessica also loves to look through my sketchbook and recreate some of my drawings too.
I love encouraging Jessica to be creative. I often find that drawing helps to calm her down when she gets angry about things. For me, it also helps give me a glimpse into some of the things that might be bothering her. She tends not to talk about things that worry her. I think drawing can often be an outlet for those things though. It’s also a wonderful glimpse into her imagination. It’s interesting to see her drawings change over time and see the little details that she starts to add.
With all that drawing, I have to be very selective over what I can display on the fridge! I recently entered one of Jessica’s pictures into a competition hosted by Mumsnet in collaboration with BIC® Kids to be in with a chance to my child’s artwork from the fridge door to a billboard display for all to see.
The competition is open to all children aged 5-11 and runs until 6th August 2017. To enter, you need be to registered on Mumsnet and then upload your child’s picture to the BIC® KIDS competition discussion page. Full terms and conditions can be found on the competition entry page. The entries will be judged by an expert panel of creatives from the marketing, publishing and illustration industries, before winners are notified and the billboards launched in September. Make sure you keep the original copy of your child’s artwork somewhere safe as you will need to send it in if you win.
As well as having their artwork displayed on a billboard in, or near, their hometown, each of the 10 lucky winners will receive a hamper full of BIC® KIDS stationery products, including the BIC® KIDS Evolution® Ecolutions ® colouring pencils, Kid Couleur felt tip pens and Plastidecor® crayons.
BIC® Kids have also offered one of my readers the chance to win a bundle of BIC® Kids products which includes BIC® KIDS Kid Couleur felt tip pens, BIC® KIDS Evolution® Ecolutions® colouring pencils and BIC® KIDS Plastidecor® crayons. To be in with a chance to win, please enter through the Gleam form below. The competition is open to entrants from the UK only. The winner will be chosen at random after the competition closes at 23.59pm on 13th August 2017. For full terms and conditions, please click the link on the Gleam widget. Good luck!
The BIC® KIDS products pictured in the first two photos are from a previous collaboration with BIC® KIDS. I have not received compensation for writing this post.