Budding young artists in Scotland are being urged to enter the third annual John Byrne Drawing Competition.
Since the launch of the competition in 2014, over 7000 entries from pupils across Scotland have submitted their artwork to be judged by the renowned artist and playwright himself, John Byrne.
The competition, in partnership with Education Scotland, is aimed at pupils from primary four through to third year.
John Byrne, along with a selection panel, will choose the overall winners and runners-up, whose work will then be exhibited at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 17 March.
John said: “It’s important we give the young people in our country the opportunity to harness their artistic skills and love for drawing. This competition is a great way to showcase that and, once again, I look forward to seeing the remarkable talent that will be unveiled.”
Last year’s competition winner, Alba Cooke Ribes (P5) from Hermitage Park Primary School in Edinburgh was selected from over 4,000 children and young people from across Scotland.
Ron Cowie, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland, added: “Art is an important part of the curriculum and this competition aims to encourage pupils across Scotland to develop their drawing skills and use their creativity. Education Scotland is proud to be involved in this competition as it is a great way to raise the profile of drawing.”
Pupils can catch up on an interactive online event with John Byrne where they can learn more about the competition and his work. Watch here.
The closing date for entries is Friday 3 March 2017.
Read more for competition rules and information about submitting entries in the link below.