Monday, May 23, 2022

Children’s competition seeks to get families creative in 2021

A Lincolnshire couple hoping to help keep families creative at home have launched an online art competition.

While working with children, Hayley-Jo had noticed how each child imagines and interprets stories differently. After discussing with partner Jack McLean, the couple began working on a story that could be reimagined through children’s artwork.

Their first children’s book, Beep’s Journey Home tells the story of two unlikely companions searching for home on a planet far way. Children can help imagine and create the strange world around baby Beep and her Robot friend as they try to leave the planet.

“Every scene of the story is a printable activity for parents and teachers. There are over 20 scenes to compete in which means there are many opportunities to be featured in the book,” said Hayley-Jo.

“We hope families will hear about this project in early 2021 and submit entries throughout the year.”

Jack added: “We would love to have entries from all over Lincolnshire. That is why we named our website ‘Neck Of The Woods’, because this competition and the stories we want to tell are about community and shared values.”

Young artists can choose any medium, from crayons to paint. Artwork can be submitted by parents and teachers for a chance to be featured in the final publication.

The full story and competition are now online for families and teachers to submit artwork. The competition is open until late 2021 with a view to publish in time for Christmas.

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