Calling all Key Stage 2 pupils in Hertfordshire!
Hertfordshire Heroes is encouraging all Key Stage 2 pupils in Hertfordshire to take part in our annual Christmas Art Competition by 20 November 2023. This year, we invite children to create artwork to bring cheer to military personnel for their chance to win a day of adventure at the UK military’s strategic headquarters, Northwood HQ. A winner will be chosen from each year group in Key Stage 2.
The artwork will be shared with those serving in the Armed Forces who are working away from their families at Christmas to help bring them some cheer.
For any queries, please contact Hertfordshire.Heroes@hertfordshire.gov.uk
To enter the competition:
1. The children should create artwork no larger than A3 size (with no glitter) which incorporates the following:
- Important events to them from 2023 for example the King’s Coronation or looking ahead to 2024, the 80th anniversary of D-day
- Winter theme including Christmas or other festivals
- The Military - British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force
- The phrase, ‘Wishing our military heroes a Merry Christmas from (name of school)’.
2. Entries must be received by 20 November either by post or via email.
3. Along with your submissions please include the name of your school, contact name, contact number and total number of entries submitted.
4. If submitting by post, please write (or ensure the student has legibly written) the name and age of the pupil, year group, class and school on the back of the picture and send to:
Hertfordshire Heroes Christmas Art Competition
Hertfordshire County Council
Postal Point CHO147
Member Support Office
County Hall, Pegs Lane
5. If submitting via email, please name each file “Nameofschool_Year_Name_Surname_Age” and email your entries to Hertfordshire Heroes or use SchoolsFX if sending multiple files.
1. The competition is open to all Hertfordshire Key Stage 2 pupils.
2. By entering the competition, you accept that the artwork will be published and otherwise used. Unfortunately, pictures cannot be returned.
3. Please note that the judging and distribution of the artwork is dependent on the availability of staff at Northwood HQ and that the competition may be subject to change due to the nature of military operations.
1. A winner will be chosen from Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.
2. The 2023 competition will be judged by personnel at Northwood HQ - the UK’s principal military headquarters – who then plan to distribute the art to armed forces personnel working away from home at Christmas.
3. With the relevant school Headteacher, Hertfordshire County Council will arrange for the winning child to receive a certificate at their school. We plan to alert the winning schools before the end of term on 20 December 2023.
4. Photos of the winning entries will be featured on www.hertfordshireheroes.org and on Hertfordshire County Council social media.
5. We will seek permission to use photos of the winning artists on Hertfordshire County Council’s website, Hertfordshire Heroes website and in press releases.
6. The winning artist from each year group will win a “day of adventure” at Northwood HQ.
Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board works in partnership to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant locally. It brings together business, military organisations, charities, NHS and local authorities who work in partnership to ensure that no veteran faces a disadvantage when accessing public services, the Armed Forces community is honoured and celebrated for the sacrifices they have made, and the military and civilian communities are well integrated.
Northwood HQ in Eastbury, Hertfordshire, is a very important military base that makes decisions about joint and combined military operations involving the Navy, RAF and the Army worldwide.