Events Bicentenary of rugby football Art Competition

Bicentenary of rugby football Art Competition

Event Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023 @
End Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023

                         

 

2023 marks 200 years since William Webb Ellis took the ball in his arms and ran with it on The Close at Rugby School, thus creating the global game of rugby football. To mark this anniversary, and to engage young people between the ages of 7 and 18, Rugby School, along with Rugby Borough Council and the Wooden Spoon charity, are running an art competition based on the theme of “rugby football”.

Entrants can choose what medium they use to produce their piece.

The top 50 winning entries from each age group will have an image of their artwork displayed on a giant rugby ball in the town centre of Rugby, Warwickshire. The winner of each age group will also be invited to Rugby School on Saturday 24 June 2023 to watch a re-enactment of the game and have tea in our hospitality tent. In addition, the winner of each age group will be invited a to watch Wasps train.

Entries should be submitted as a high-res image of the original piece. Winners and selected entries will then be asked to submit their original work to be showcased on a “Pathway of Art” around Rugby School and in the windows of commercial properties around Rugby town centre.

Judging will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2023 by our panel of judges.  Winners will be announced via our social media channels and by email to the winners by Friday 31st March 2023.

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FAQs

Who is eligible to enter?

The competition is open to children in the United Kingdom. Parents/ Guardian consent will be need for children Under 16.

Entries will be judged in the following age groups:

  • Key Stage 2 (school years 3 to 6)
  • Key Stage 3 (school years 7 to 9)
  • Key stage 4 (school years 10 & 11)
  • Key stage 5 (school years 12 & 13)

What do I need to submit?

A piece of artwork, in your chosen medium, based on the theme of “rugby football”. The interpretation of this theme is up to the individual creating the piece.

How do I submit my entry?

Images must be in a .jpg, .gif, .png format only. Maximum file size 5mb should be up uploaded.

Postal entries are accepted if accompanied by the application form.

What are the entry dates?

Entries will be received up to midnight on 31st January 2023 

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced by 31st March 2023 via our website and social media channels: @rugbyschool1567

What is the prize?

The top 50 entries from each age category will have an image of their artwork printed on a giant rugby ball in the town centre of Rugby, Warwickshire.

There will one first prize winner from each age category, who will be invited for tea along with their parents/ guardians whilst watching a re-enactment of the game from 1823 at Rugby School on Saturday 24th 2023 and to watch a Wasps RFU training session and have lunch, date to be confirmed.

Terms & Conditions of entry:

  1. The title and theme of the competition is “rugby football”.
  2. Entries will be accepted from children attending school in the United Kingdom between the ages of 7 and 18 and will be judged in the 5 Key Stages:
  • Key Stage 2 (school years 3 to 6)
  • Key Stage 3 (school years 7 to 9)
  • Key stage 4 (school years 10 & 11)
  • Key stage 5 (school years 12 & 13)
  1. One entry per person will be accepted.
  2. Entries will be accepted until 23.59 (GMT) on 31st January 2023. Entries received after this time will be disqualified.
  3. Entries can be submitted by uploading online or by post. If submitting by post then a printed copy of the entry form must accompany an image of the artwork; original artwork should not be submitted at this point.
  4. Entrants can choose the medium they wish to complete their piece of artwork in, but it should be able to be photographed so that an image can be submitted for judging and printed on the giant rugby ball.
  5. The promotors will not be held responsible for any entries lost or damaged in the post.
  6. Entries that have also been submitted into another competition will not be accepted.
  7. Entrants must complete the application form with the correct age category. All entries from children under the age of 16 must have permission from a parent/ guardian.
  8. All applicants agree that their work can be used on the social media channels of the promoters and in windows around the town of Rugby, Warwickshire.
  9. All applicants agree to submit their original artwork if requested and consent to it being displayed at Rugby School, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, commercial property windows in the town of Rugby Warwickshire and on the promotor’s website and social media.
  10. There will be one winner in each age category and winning entrants consent to an image of their artwork being printed on a giant rugby ball which will be displayed in Rugby town centre and for it to be used from marketing purposes.
  11. The Promotor will contact the winner and their school as soon as practical once the winners have been chosen using the email address provided on the competition entry form.
  12. In entering the competition, the entrant confirms that they are eligible to enter and that they agree with the entry terms and conditions.