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National Express urges kids to enter art competition before deadline

Kids all over the UK have just three weeks left to enter National Express’s summer art competition and be in with a chance to see their work splashed over the side of a coach.

With the Colour the Coach competition deadline fast approaching, the UK’s largest coach operator is urging youngsters to pick up their pens and design a poster promoting their home town – those selected as winners will see their entries turned into a special National Express coach liveries.

The national competition challenges youngsters aged 5-15 to design 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 – will be selected by an online vote.

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.

The competition closes at midnight on the 25th June. To enter youngsters simply need to design a poster on a sheet of A4 paper and post it or scan then email it to National Express.

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

“Colour the Coach is an amazing opportunity for youngsters to show-off their artistic talents by creating a show-stopping poster to go on a moving billboard for thousands to see. With only three weeks to go until the competition closes, I’m encouraging children all over the country to grab sheet of A4 and design us a winner. With our unrivalled coach network reaching more than 900 great UK locations, the winning designs will be on display all over the country.”

Now in its fourth year, the competition has seen 15 winners 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.

A winner will be chosen from each of the following UK regions: the North, South and East of England, plus the Midlands, Wales and Scotland, and each one will see their picture boldly displayed on one of the many daily coach services that drive on the roads around everyday.