10-year-old Plymouth boy named finalist in BIC KIDS Young Artist Award

Ten-year-old Daniel Keeler, from Plymouth, has been crowned as the finalist for the South West region in the 2019 BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award.

After receiving nearly 1500 entries from 5-11 years across the UK and Republic of Ireland for this year’s campaign, Daniel impressed the judges with his funky monster design. Daniel’s entry will now be published on a large billboard and posters across the region and put forward for a public vote against the other regional finalists between Friday, August 23 and Sunday, September 8, 2019. The public will then decide who wins the overall prize of having their artwork published on billboards nationwide, as well as a creative art party.

Phil Corbett, an illustrator, who sat on the judging panel for this year’s campaign, said: “We are delighted to crown Daniel as our regional finalist for South West. The artwork has amazing character design and really tells a story. I want to know more about these cycloptic monsters and how their night on the dance floor pans out. We were wowed by the quality of his submission and we hope that becoming a regional winner encourages Daniel to continue developing his natural talent and technical ability”.

“We hope the people of South West get behind Daniel and cast their vote for this talented young artist on the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award website!”

The BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award celebrates the creativity of children from across the country, giving proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland the opportunity to see their child’s drawings graduate from the fridge door to billboards. Regional finalists were chosen via an expert judging panel and will now have their artworks used on billboards and posters across the region they represent between Monday, August 26 and Sunday, September 8, 2019.

During this time a public vote will take place at www.bickids.co.uk/youngartist, which will decide the overall champion. The winner’s masterpiece will then be used on further billboards and posters nationwide in late September and they will win a creative art party to enjoy with up to 10 friends.