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Express Yourself Through the Power of Art

Calling all secondary school students…

We are launching a national art competition for you to unleash your creativity. Be as imaginative as possible in creating artwork that illustrates what 'hope' looks like to you. 

Introducing The Boat of Hope Art Competition

Schools understand better than anyone how difficult the last year has been for young people and the impact it has had on their mental health and wellbeing.

In response, serial fundraiser and adventurer Bernie Hollywood OBE, has pledged to take on the unimaginable: rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, alone - all to raise money and awareness for mental health in schools.

The judging panel for the competition are looking for any artwork that illustrates what 'hope' looks like to you. Perhaps depicting a journey through mental health challenges you, or those close to you, may have experienced.

This could be an early morning sunrise, a loved one or the feeling of going on holiday. The panel will be looking for the most creative designs - something like an upside-down rainbow as a person’s smile, the sunrise shining from a person’s head or something else that’s eye-catching and unique. Make sure you stand out from the crowd!

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See Your Artwork Join Bernie on The Boat of Hope

6 winners will be chosen. The prize? Winning entries will be included in a bespoke wrap designed by renowned UK artist Justin Eagleton which will be featured on Bernie's custom-made rowing boat and could be seen by up to 800 million people.

The Boat of Hope mural will adorn Bernie's Boat of Hope which is due to be unveiled this autumn in London, before setting to sea on Bernie's epic voyage next year.

If you win, you will also be invited to attend this exciting and exclusive launch, accompanied by a parent or guardian and a representative from your school.

All winners will also be invited to a private art lesson with Justin Eagleton.

Please note: schools are allowed to submit multiple entries.

Get Your School Involved

To find out more about how to enter the Boat of Hope competition and the competition criteria, click the link below.

Enter the competition