Campaign for Drawing


Our partners Fine Art Sails and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation invite you to jump aboard and enter your students into a unique competition to design a 10m tall main sail for a 'Star Class' boat to be raced by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and many more Olympic sailors!

The first prize also includes a day sailing with Olympic sailors, STAEDTLER art materials worth £250 for your school, and a special invitation to the London Boat Show in January 2014.

Now there's a prize to put the wind in your sails!

The theme is 'Legends of the Sea', so unleash imaginations and art materials and get your students thinking about sea gods, mythical marine creatures, Atlantis or any windy and watery shanties that take their fancy.

Watch on Youtube This video of Olympians Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy OBE, and Fine Art Sails founder Michael Ross, may not only inspire your students' sail designs, but could even steer them towards a boat-related career. Who knows where the wind will blow them?

The jury will select one first prize winner in three age categories: 7-10, 11-14 and 15-17.

Schools must choose and submit only one entry per age category.

Closing date for entries: 2pm Friday 29 November 2013.

To enter download a sail template, read the rules and eligibility, and get your students designing. Then submit your entry here. Please send only one entry per age group. See examples of last year's artist-designed Fine Art Sails here.

The Campaign for Drawing welcomes this opportunity to celebrate young people's creativity. Our Power Drawing books for teachers are packed with evidence of drawing's value in school and beyond.


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