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Get your pens, pencils and paintbrushes at the ready, we’re launching a brand new competition for young people aged four to 18.

We’re asking you, ‘What does HOPE mean to you?’ – with the most creative and captivating creations being printed on this year’s PAPYRUS Christmas cards.

Whether it’s on canvas, in coloured crayons, through cross-stitch or collage we’re looking for entries from both primary school and secondary school age applicants, to bring their creations to life in a campaign that will highlight HOPE.

Our competition will open on Monday 20 July 2020. To enter, we want you or your parents/ guardians to send a photograph of your artwork to, and state what category your entry is from (primary or secondary) to be in with a chance to win. The competition is limited to one entry per child.

The competition will close on 28 August 2020, and all entries into both the primary school age, and secondary school age categories will be judged by an independent panel of judges. There will be one winner from each category featured on our Christmas cards, and winners will be announced on Monday 14 September 2020.

We will be showcasing the entries into our competition during World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 – good luck!

Please see our Terms and Conditions of entry, below:

Children’s artwork competition

Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering this competition, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. All entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions. PAPYRUS reserve the right to verify any entries.
  2. The completion will run from Monday 20thJuly 2020 until Friday 28thAugust 2020. All entries must be received no later than Friday 28thAugust 2020. PAPYRUS reserve the right to alter the completion dates.
  3. School children, both primary and secondary (aged 4 – 18), are eligible to enter this competition providing that they are residing and attending school within the UK.
  4. Each entry must include the child’s name, age and location (i.e. Birmingham) and must be submitted by a parent or guardian. Name and contacts details of the parent or guardian must also be supplied in order for us to be able to contact the winning entry.
  5. A limit of one entry per child is allowed. The completed artwork should be photographed and emailed to, by a parent or guardian. The email should include the name, age and location of the child, along with any description that they wish to add in relation to their entry. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, entries can only be accepted in this way.
  6. No logos or branding, including trademarked names or phrases should feature within any entry.
  7. PAPYRUS reserves the right to work with partners to reproduce the image in whole or in part of as it sees fit.
  8. The competition will have two winners, one primary aged winner and one secondary aged winner.
  9. Each winner will have their artwork included as part of this year’s PAPYRUS Christmas card collection.
  10. All entries will be shared on the PAPYRUS website and on PAPYRUS social media channels on and around World Suicide Prevention Day, 10thSeptember 2020. Some entries may also be chosen to appear in other channels which promote the work of PAPYRUS. This could include press and other media.
  11. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges affiliated with PAPYRUS and the announcement date will be no later than Monday 14thSeptember 2020.
  12. PAPYRUS reserves the right to select an alternative winner or remove an entrant should there be reasonable grounds for believing that a winner or entrant has contravened any Terms of entry or if the entrant has acted or may act in a manner that could damage the reputation of PAPYRUS. PAPYRUS shall not be required to provide any explanation in the event of exercising any of its rights under this paragraph.
  13. The results of the competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. PAPYRUS will not take responsibility for any lost entries and late entries will not be permitted to enter the competition.
  15. We will aim to contact winners by email on or before Friday 18thSeptember 2020.
  16. If we are unable to make contact with any of the winners chosen after reasonable efforts have been made by PAPYRUS, an alternative winner will be chosen.
  17. We may require the winners to participate in publicity on behalf of PAPYRUS. By entering this competition, parents or guardians agree that we may use their child’s name, age and location for these purposes and that they will not be paid. We may also ask for permission to use an image of the child. (i.e. Scarlett, aged 10, Merseyside)
  18. Entrant’s personal data will be collected, stored and processed in order to administer this competition. We will not share your details with any third parties.
  19. PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide are the sole organisers of this competition and their head office can be found at Lineva House, Milner Street, Warrington, WA1 5AD (Registered Charity Number 1070896)


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