Please note : This competition is only open to our Young Learner students. Submissions from children who are not students at the British Council will not be accepted.
The British Council France is excited to be participating in the Young Learners’ Global Art Competition again this year.
The theme for 2021 is ‘What Makes You Happy’. Children can submit either a painting or a drawing and they are free to be as creative and interpretive with the theme as they wish. The entries should be between A4 and A3 size and art materials should be used that give strong colours and lines, such as paint, pastels, collage or wax crayons. Anything bright and strong – coloured pencils are too faint.
The three categories for the competition are:
- 8 year-olds and under
- 9-11 year-olds
- 12-15 year-olds
We will first run a local Young Learner Art Competition, across the British Council France, and a panel of judges will select three winners (one from each age group). These winners will have their work framed and exhibited at the main office in Invalides and they will each receive a prize. The three winning entries will then be submitted to the Global Young Learner Art Competition. This year, entries must be submitted electronically.
To participate in the competition, parents or guardians need to:
- Complete the participation consent form (download the form below)
- Scan or photograph your child’s artwork
- Send the scanned artwork AND the signed participation consent form to FR.YLArtCompetition@britishcouncil.org by 31 May 2021.
- Please include the following information in the subject line of the email: the title of your child's picture (the theme is not the title), their name, their age and the name of the teaching centre they attend.
The entries will be judged in July by a panel in France, and the three winners will be announced on Saturday 19th June 2021.
The three winning entries of the local competition will then be sent for judging as part of the Global YL Art Competition. This will be judged online by a panel during September, and the winners will be announced shortly afterwards. The winners of the global competition will see their work in a global calendar, on our website and used in promotional materials.
We look forward to receiving your child’s entry!