We invite you to explore and depict ‘What makes you smile’ through your art. Life is filled with moments that bring happiness and warmth, from a radiant sunrise to the laughter of loved ones, to the little things that light up our lives. Your art can reflect these moments, and we encourage artists of all backgrounds, both visually impaired and sighted, to participate in this celebration of positivity and creativity.
- Under 18s
- Over 18s
Accepted art formats
The art can be in any format or medium, as long as it's no bigger than an A4 piece of paper in size. The file size can be a maximum of 25MB. This could be a painting, digital artwork, or even video.
If you have accessibility needs that require you to work on a medium that is larger than A4, we will still accept your entry.
How to participate
1. Choose the appropriate category based on your age.
2. Create your artwork reflecting the theme ‘what makes you smile.’
3. Submit your entry – complete our online form and share a high-quality image, video and description of your artwork. You can also submit your entry in person at our head office (3rd Floor, Provincial House, 37 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 6TE).
Prizes and recognition
We welcome entries from everyone, embracing inclusivity and celebrating creativity. Prizes will be awarded on Saturday 9th December.
Submissions deadline – For in-person submissions the deadline is Friday 1st December at 4:30pm and we will accept online submissions until midnight on the same day.