Children and young people asked to get involved in the Coronation Art Competition

Schools and education

14 June 2023

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School children of all ages in Northamptonshire are being asked to display their creative skills and share what inspired them about the King’s Coronation by taking part in the countywide Coronation Art Competition.

His Majesty’s Representative in Northamptonshire, the Lord Lieutenant is inviting pupils to create a work of art based on their take on the Coronation celebrations that took place across the country in May. 

The possibilities are endless: you can submit drawings on size A3 canvas, paper, board, or you can use oil or water-based paint, pencil, pastel, crayons, collage, and photography to show what Coronation meant to you and remember you’re limited only by your imagination.

Being Northamptonshire I expect we’ll see plenty of creative ways to use shoes and boots, and if you’re not creative with your hands, write a poem or a song or send across your computer graphics.

We are looking forward to receiving some wonderful and colourful submissions and I cannot wait to see the entries displayed at the final exhibition that will take place during the October half term.
James Saunders Watson Esq, His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire

There are 4 age categories for children aged between 4 and 16 with a cash prize of £100 per category, to be awarded at the final exhibition that will take place at The Stables at Lamport Hall on Thursday, 26 October. The top 10 contestants in each category will be invited to exhibit their artworks at the exhibition. Residents, entrants, and their families will be welcome to visit the exhibition, which will run from Thursday, 26 October until Sunday, 29 October. 

Entries must be sent to [email protected] by Wednesday, 30 August, and include the entrant’s name, age, the school, and the school’s postcode.