Homeschool challenge: Children draw a fun or favourite home and stand the chance of winning £100 in art supplies

The deadline for Building Design’s next Junior Wonders art competition has been extended to Wednesday January 27.

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This week we’re inviting children to draw or paint a fun or favourite home, real or imagined, and explain why they like it.

We have created two categories, the first for children aged 5-8 and the second category for those aged 8-11, which will be judged by Simon Allford, co-founder of architecture practice AHMM and the RIBA president-elect. 

The prize for the winner in each category is a £100 gift voucher from art materials supplier Cowling & Wilcox.

The contest is open to our international readers as well as those in the UK.

We were thrilled by the standard of entries last week, with judge Jack Pringle, a former RIBA president and current chair of its board, having a tough challenge on his hands picking the best pictures of tall buildings, our first theme.

Once your child has finished their drawing or painting, please click on the link below and log in with the email address of the parent/guardian (must be over the age of 18, as we will use these details to contact you about the child’s submission).

Click here to upload your drawings

Once you are logged in, fill in the information fields on the online form and click on this week’s category of ‘homes’.

You’ll be asked to include:

  • your child’s full name
  • their age and date of birth
  • the name and location of their favourite home
  • a short explanation – in their own words – of why they chose this building (no more than 100 words!). Please include this text in the online form, but you can additionally send in an image of your child’s hand-written explanation as an additional photo upload.

Then click on the upload button on the bottom of the form and attach a photograph that you have taken of your child’s drawing. Please name the image file clearly with your child’s name and the building they picked.  

All drawings of homes should be uploaded by 5pm on Wednesday, January 27.

So get drawing, and good luck!

See all last week’s entries plus the winners for inspiration!