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BBC One: The Little Painting Challenge
by Janet McCoubrey - Thursday, 12 March 2015, 5:35 PM

Closing date - 2nd April 2015
Categories: Age 7-15 / 16+ beginner / 16+ experienced

Individual entrants are invited to submit an original artwork on a postcard. 1000 of the best entries will be exhibited in the newly refurbished Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester from 4th May 2015. You can also win Art supplies to the value of £250 in the age 7-15 category and £500 in the 16+ category.

For more information and full competition details go to:

The Little Painting Challenge


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The Song Academy Young Songwriter competition
by Janet McCoubrey - Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:30 PM

Have you got what it takes to write a hit song?
Do you want your songs to be listened to by key players in the music industry, including Tom Odell, Naughty Boy, Eg White, Fraser T Smith, Nigel Wright and Jamie Scott?

Full details at: 


Entries due by 6th April 2015


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'GrimTales' Creative Writing competition
by Janet McCoubrey - Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:49 PM

For 11 to 18 Year olds 

Can you write a Grim Tale? Write an original story with a twist or take a well known classic and put a new spin on it - using 100 words or fewer!

For more information and details of prizes and how to enter go to:


Entries need to be submitted by 24th March 2015



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