Kids Summer Art Competition 

Wow! Our mascot, Russell Bear, is celebrating his 10th birthday this year!

He’d love you to join in the fun by entering his Summer Art Competition that’s just for kids. Free to enter and with some amazing prizes to be won, it’s a great way to get creative this summer!

Paintbrushes and crayons at the ready? Here’s what you need to do:


Draw or paint a picture of Russell Bear celebrating his 10th birthday. What he’s up to is up to you! Perhaps you can draw him opening lots of amazing presents or blowing out 10 candles on his birthday cake or playing musical chairs with his friends?

The more fun he’s having, the better – so use your imagination and get creative!


When you’ve finished your picture/s, write your name, age and a way to contact you (a phone number/email address) on the back.


Post your artwork to “Kids Summer Art Comp, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Russell House, Fell Greave Road, HD2 1NH”. Don’t forget to include the correct value of stamp to the front of your envelope. Alternatively, you can submit a photograph or scanned-in document of your artwork at the bottom of this page. You can enter as many pictures and drawings to the competition as you like.


The deadline for entries is 3rd September 2021 so make sure you send your artwork to us in plenty of time.


Our Royal Patron and very special judge, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, will choose her favourite pictures and announce the winners by 9th September 2021.

Here's a message from HRH Princess Beatrice:

“I’m really looking forward to judging the Forget Me Not Summer Art Competition this year. It was such a pleasure last year and I can’t wait to see all your beautiful pictures. Good luck!"

- HRH Princess Beatrice

Watch HRH Princess Beatrice announcing last year’s winners. 


The three best pictures chosen by HRH Princess Beatrice will win fantastic arts and crafts hampers. And the picture chosen as the best of all will feature on a special Forget Me Not card!

Read all the terms and conditions here and submit your picture/s below!

Entry form

Please provide at least one method of contact so we can contact you if you win.
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