Design the next cover of smalltalk magazine (competition)

During the Covid-19 lockdown, most of us with have seen or spread our own message of hope by displaying colourful images of rainbows in our windows. 

Rainbow Template
rainbow art competition smalltalk summer 2020

EDIT (19th August 2020):

Deadline extended to Friday 4th September

Early Years Wales is proud to launch #rainbowartprojectwales – an exciting art project which aims to create a lasting record of the hope and positivity of childcare staff, children and their families have felt during lockdown.

We are encouraging the childcare sector of Wales to get creative! Either use the rainbow template below or send us your rainbow drawings, collages etc that you have been busy producing during lockdown to be in with a chance of winning one of six fantastic prizes for you and your setting.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, creativity is all about having fun


"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." 


The aim of the project is not only for our favourite to be the cover image of the autumn 2020 issue of smalltalk, but to also form part of a bigger project and exhibition.


Prizes will be awarded to the following categories:


1 x £100 Amazon voucher to the setting attended by our overall favourite

5 x £25 Amazon voucher awarded to our favourite 0-3-years, 4-5-years, practitioner, parent and other family member entries.


To enter:


Post your artwork on social media and tag us with #rainbowartprojectwales

Facebook: @EarlyYearsWales2018

Twitter: @EarlyWales

Instagram: @earlyyearswales


Alternatively, you can:


Email your artwork to [email protected]

Post your artwork to: Early Years Wales, Unit 1 Coopers Yard, Curran Road,Cardiff CF10 5NB


Important: when sending your entry by post please make sure you let us know who you are, what setting you belong to, how old you are, whether you are a parent, practitioner or other family member, and most importantly supply an email address or contact number.


Closing Date: Friday 4th September 2020



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