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National Open Art Competition 2017: Competition of the Month!

What is the National Open Art Competition?

  • National Open Art Competition 2017.
  • Ever produced a piece of art that you’re really proud of? You might want to develop your artistic style further by entering the National Open Art Competition.
  • Great prizes up for grabs.
  • The following mediums will be accepted: paintings, drawings, miniature drawings/paintings/wall hung installations, original prints, photography, wall hung installations, digital art, moving image.
  • Competition closes 9th July 2017.

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Who can enter?

  • You must live or be professionally based in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland to be eligible for entry.
  • For the main art competition, you must be 15 years of age by 1 September 2017.
  • To enter the Children’s Competition, you must be 14 years of age or younger on 1 September 2017.

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What are the size limitations?

  • Adult Competition:
    • Max size of Artwork: Width : 153cm x Height : 153cm x Depth : 30cm including the frame.
  • Miniatures, please click here for details.
  • Children’s Competition:
    • Max size of Artwork: Width : 50cm x Height : 50cm x Depth : 30cm including the frame.
  • Max duration of Moving Image: 3 minutes (180 seconds) including any credits.

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How to enter:

  • Head to the website to register.
  • Registration for the adult competition (15 and above) costs £12, which includes your first submission. You may enter up to three more submissions at a cost of £12 each.
  • Registration for the Children’s Competition (under 15s) costs £5, which entitles you to enter one submission. Children may enter up to two more submissions at a cost of £5 each.
  • NB: There is a special offer for bulk school entries: £10 for 10 children. Please email Anne for a code and instructions.
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“The Day That Bowie Died”, Philippa Paterson, Best Portrait Award 2016

We promote exciting opportunities for young people as part of our Carpe Diem youth initiative. Head to the Carpe Diem section of our website for our full catalogue of upcoming student opportunities 🙂

For more information on this particular competition, head to www.nationalopenart.org.

Until next week!

The Boomerang Team

 

Biology Challenge: Carpe Diem Competition of the Month!

What is Biology Challenge?

  • Our competition of the month is Biology Challenge, which is a competition open to 13-15 year olds. It is the junior version of the British Biology Olympiad.
  • The Challenge aims to encourage student interest in biology before the time comes to make post-GCSE subject choices.
  • It is an online competition, taking place in schools.
  • Students will need to complete at least one of two 25 minute papers, which will be set on topics covered in most general biology courses.
  • As well as knowing your course material, you will also be rewarded for demonstrating an increased knowledge of the subject through:
    • Wider reading
    • Watching natural history programmes
    • Taking notice of news media for items of biological interest
    • General awareness of our natural animal and plant life

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Prizes!

  • Pupils gaining a winning score in this competition of the month will be awarded with a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate from the Royal Society of Biology.
  • Schools can conduct the Challenge in whichever way best suits their students. As well as being able to submit their pupils’ scores to the national competition, schools will be encouraged to award their own prizes as well as making use of the certificates provided for them.

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How to Enter:

  • Registration is now open (teachers only) and the final deadline is 27th February 2017 .
  • The challenge itself will take place online in schools between 6th and 24th March 2017.
  • Ask your biology teacher to register your school via the Royal Society of Biology website.
  • Registration costs £30 per school, which includes competition entry for all eligible students.
  • Contact us if you have any questions 🙂