We have a winner! Click here to see the short film with all of the short-listed entries including the winner of the £300 Prize.
Help Survival Arts celebrated the homecoming of the short-haired bumblebee! 209 people made art and bee-friended the bees! (Deadline for submissions has now passed! Winner announced on July 13th.) Visit again for our next competition.
These were the details..
This first competition is open to entrants of any age, but they must be resident in the UK. We may require proof of name, age and residency if you win.
The First Prize is £300 and the likelihood of seeing your artwork used in products to support conservation.
Artists under 12 years old will be competing on behalf of their school or nursery. Their school will earn the £300 prize money and if the school spends the money on bee-friendly gardening or the library or something green, we’d be delighted!
Runner up prizes will be announced soon.
The competition starts on March 21st, 2013. Closing date and time was 5:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday, June 20th, 2013.
Announcement of winner and runner up prizes will be via the Survival Arts website and other media by July 13th, 2013.
Artwork must relate to the short-haired bumblebee, Bombus subterraneus. Pretty much anything but photography, or pale pencil. The entry may be multi-color, black and white, or a single color; it may be rendered in ink, oil or acrylic paint, pastel, crayon, pencil, scratch-board, collage, airbrush, linoleum printing, paper collage, dry brush, crosshatch, pointillism, computer-generated art, embroidery, or pretty much anything else you can think of. Feel free to use lettering, words, signs or symbols.
Artwork must be entrant’s original, creation and may not be copies of published photographs or other artists’ works. Entrants may make use of reference photographs or published images as guides. However, especially when references are used for the subject(s), the entry must be the entrant’s own creation and idea.
Create your piece of art, or pieces of art.
Scan or take a well-lit photo of your artwork and upload it to your flickr, tumblr, instagram, blog, or any other image uploading and hosting service. Facebook proves to be a bit temperamental, but if you do use it, please make sure the privacy settings allow public access to that image.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Brave Bees Art Competition’ as the subject and the following information:
Alternatively, if you are a low tech sort of person, you can post or personally deliver your entry to:
‘Brave Bees Art Competition’
Kent Enterprise Hub
When mailing in or delivering in person entrants will also need to provide all the information listed above.
We will “pin” your image to our Survival Arts Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/survivalarts/brave-bees-art-competition/ along with your name and age.
Kate Coleman, Survival Arts
Susy Paisley-Day, Survival Arts
Dr Nikki Gammans, scientist in charge of the Short-Haired Bumblebee Conservation Project
Suki Hayes-Watkins, The Print Block
Margo Selby, textile artist
Karen Eslea, Turner Contemporary
Lucy Medhurst, Stour Valley Arts
Andy Malone, University of the Creative Arts
Decisions of the judges will be final.
Through submission of artwork, entrants and their legal guardians grant Survival Arts non-exclusive reproduction and publication rights to the works submitted. Other project partners will also have permission to use artwork for non-profit educational purposes. If you post or hand deliver you artwork, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want it returned to you.
Entrants may download a special Certificate of Participation from this website.
An exhibition of the artwork and other promotions are also planned.