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Kids from Wales called on to get creative and Colour the Coach

National Express is calling on kids all over the country to get creative and design a summer poster promoting their home town to take pride of place on the side of a coach.

The UK’s largest coach operator’s national Colour the Coach competition challenges youngsters aged 5-15 to enter by designing a summer-themed poster advertising the place they live, to encourage people to visit some of the amazing locations on National Express’s unrivalled coach network.

The six winners – whose designs will be whittled down to a shortlist by a panel of judges before being put to an online vote – will see their posters splashed across the side of a National Express coach this summer for thousands to see.

Last year’s winning design from Wales, Twelve-year-old Katie Dickinson from Tenby.

And to encourage the development of their creative talent, each winner will also receive a quality art set including a range of brushes and paints.

National Express Coach Managing Director Chris Hardy, who is on the judging panel said:

“Colour the Coach is a fantastic competition which each year, leaves us stunned by the creative talent that we see on display. Our coach services travel to hundreds of destinations so the winning designs will be on display all over the country. I’m calling on youngsters to prepare their palettes this summer and produce a poster that really blows us away.”

Now in its fourth year, the competition has seen 15 winners from all over the country with their designs touring Britain’s motorways on National Express’s coaches.

In past years children have been asked to design their ideal holidays or favourite landmark. Now National Express is bringing summer back home by asking youngsters to promote the place where they live in a bid to encourage people to visit it this summer.

Previous winner, 12-year-old Chey Fish from Cardiff with her winning design on a National Express coach

Six winners will be chosen from around the UK and each one will see their picture boldly displayed on one of the many daily coach services that drive on the roads around everyday.

‘Colour the Coach’ is open to children aged 5-15 and entrants should simply draw a poster promoting their home town, incorporating a summer theme, on an A4 sheet of paper using whatever drawing materials they want.

For more information, to see the previous winners’ art work, or for full terms and conditions visit www.nationalexpress.com/colourthecoach