Chance for kids to see their design on side of coach

Artist Ruth Knapp with her drawing to launch the National Express summer drawing competition for children
Artist Ruth Knapp with her drawing to launch the National Express summer drawing competition for children

National Express is calling on kids to enter a new national children’s drawing competition with the chance to get their design splashed across the side of one of its airport coaches.

Judging the entries for the Colour The Coach contest in this area will be Norwich-based artist Ruth Knapp, who urged youngsters to pick up paper and pen and get started.

Pint-sized Picassos are being asked to unleash their imaginations and draw a picture of their ideal holiday.

The best pictures will be created into a one-off livery and featured on one of National Express’s iconic white airport-bound coaches, at a time of year when tens of thousands of people will be travelling to the airport on holiday – ensuring maximum exposure for the masterpieces. Each winner will also receive a £50 cheque.

Colour The Coach is open to children aged five to 15 . Entrants should draw their ideal holiday on an A4 sheet of paper using whatever drawing materials they want.

Entries must be landscape designs on A4 paper and should be sent to National Express Coach Art Competition, National Express House, Mill Lane, Birmingham, B5 6DD. Alternatively, a scan of the entry can be emailed to competitions@nationalexpress.com

The closing date for entries is Monday, July 27.