I'll be writing more about the competition soon and how we get on with our entries, in the meantime here is some information from The Old Rep in case you fancy a way of keeping the kids occupied during the summer holidays.
To celebrate The Old Rep’s upcoming Christmas production, we would like to invite you to design your very own Treasure Island! Whether you dream of pirates, sailing ships, mermaids, buried gold, or something completely different, we want to see what your fantasy island would look like. Let your imagination run wild with colours, paint, glue, glitter – you can use anything you like to create your artistic masterpiece. Make sure it’s bright and eye-catching so it will really stand out!
We are offering a fantastic prize for the winning entry. Your artwork will be featured on the front cover of our Treasure Island programme, which will be available at The Old Rep from Friday 20th November to Sunday 3rd January. The winner will also receive five free tickets for Treasure Island, as well as the opportunity to meet our pirate cast.
However, even if you are not the lucky winner, your picture may still be displayed in the theatre. We are going to create a gallery of as many entries as possible. When you come to see the show you can have fun searching for your drawing, and marvelling at what everyone else has produced.
To enter the Treasure Island art competition, you need to submit a picture of your fantasy Treasure Island to The Old Rep by Saturday 10th October 2015. This can be done in two different ways: either post your artwork to Treasure Island Art Competition, The Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY, or scan your picture and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This competition is open to children of up to 12 years. Please make sure that you include your full name, age and a contact telephone number with your entry. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to return your picture.
The winner will be chosen by a celebrity judge in November, so keep an eye on The Old Rep’s website and Facebook page.
What are you waiting for? Get creative and design your very own Treasure Island to be in with a chance of winning!
To enter, you need to submit a picture of your fantasy Treasure Island to The Old Rep by Saturday 10th October 2015. This can be done in two different ways: either post your artwork to Treasure Island Art Competition, The Old Rep, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY, or scan your picture and email it to email@example.com.
For more information about the Treasure Island, or to book tickets, visit www.oldreptheatre.co.uk or call 0121 359 9444.
Do let me know if you enter, and Good Luck!