Boat of Hope
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Submit Your Artwork

Thank you again for signing up for the Boat of Hope competition. It’s now time for your students to flex their creative muscles for a chance to win a spot alongside renowned artist and illustrator Justin Eagleton on Bernie Hollywood OBE JP’s ‘Boat of Hope’.

What Should You Submit?

This is a UK-wide competition across secondary schools for students aged 11-18 years old. Schools can submit multiple pieces of artwork, and are responsible for judging the students' artwork before submitting.

So call upon your school’s most creative minds to produce a piece of artwork that defines the word ‘hope’. Once you have chosen your school’s submissions, complete the form below to submit.

To maximise the chances of having your masterpiece feature on the Boat of Hope, there are a few simple guidelines that artist Justin Eagleton has provided:

  • Form: Any form and materials that can be recreated as a flat image (painting, drawing, digital design, collage, or a combination)
  • Size: A4 or A3 artwork which will need to be submitted
  • File type: PNG, JPG, JPEG, or PDF (including a photo or scan of the artwork)
  • Max file size: 5MB
  • How to submit: A good quality scan or photo to be submitted online using the form below
  • Submission deadline: 23rd July 2021

Terms and conditions can be found here.

Please note: this competition is for Secondary Schools; Primary Schools are not legible to enter. 

We have also removed the limit on submissions. Schools can now submit as many entries as they please! 

Judging Criteria

Justin EagletonWe are looking for the most inspiring and thoughtful creations. The judging panel will include renowned artist and illustrator Justin Eagleton, who will incorporate the 6 winning entries into a stunning mural which he is currently creating.

The panel 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!

Some of the judging criteria are:

  • To create a picture that makes people feel happy if they are down
  • To create a piece of eye-catching artwork that inspires people of all ages to understand what hope is in its many forms
  • To create a colourful, powerful image and thought-provoking picture

Good luck!

The ParentPay & Boat of Hope team

Please note: this competition is for Secondary Schools; Primary Schools are not legible to enter.

This competition has now closed.