A gallery is looking for talented kids to show off their art skills - here's how to enter the competition

By Rosalind Erskine
Friday, 12th June 2020, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 2:11 pm
Archie, aged nine, with his Tim Rogerson recreation
Archie, aged nine, with his Tim Rogerson recreation

Retail art gallery, Castle Fine Art, is inviting children to channel their inner Jackson Pollock by taking part in the Young Fine Artist in Residence competition.

Adapting to the ‘new normal’, Castle Fine Art has hosted the competition online for the very first time, and has seen entries from children across the country.

Since launching in 2017, Castle Fine Art’s Young Fine Artist competition has encouraged creativity among communities and schools at its galleries across the UK.

This year, the team behind the competition is asking young people to get creative at home, hoping it will be a source of much-needed entertainment and motivation during lockdown - as well as a chance to recognise and reward talented children everywhere.

How will the competition work?

Focusing on children of all ages and abilities, the competition tasks budding artists with browsing the gallery’s resident pieces online, before choosing one to recreate.

The children are encouraged to experiment with their version and use any medium of their choice. All submissions will be judged by the Castle Fine Art team, before a first, second and third place are carefully selected and awarded Cass Art vouchers. These can then be uses to purchase a range of wonderful art material to use for their future creations.

How to submit artwork

Submissions for the competition, which must be sent by Tuesday 30 June 2020, can be made through the Castle Fine Art website or by sending an email to [email protected]