Our annual kids cover competition has become a much-loved Christmas tradition for our readers. Are you – or do you know – a talented young artist who would like to enter this year?
Since the first competition in 2013 we’ve seen thousands of brilliant, jolly and bright entries from our young readers. The winning images have lifted the spirits of customers and boosted sales for our vendors.
This year, with the country divided by politics, we are asking for entries around the theme ‘together’. We know the young artists will come up with ideas that’ll knock our socks off and unite us all again just in time for Christmas.
Designs can take any form, from drawings to paintings to digital art. So have your pens, pencils, crayons and tablets at the ready.
Apart from the winning design being on the front of hundreds of thousands of magazines sold across Britain, we will also be offering a special prize for the best group entry – from a school or nursery class or any other creative group of youngsters who send in a bundle of entries. So tell your parents, teachers and youth workers to get involved!
“I can’t wait to see all of the entries filling postbags,” said Big Issue editor Paul McNamee. “The Kids Cover Competition has become a tradition we look forward to each year. Big Issue vendors have a hard time on the streets in wintertime but nothing lifts spirits more than the incredible ideas that are sent in to us.