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NB, deadline now extended to

19th March!

Spring is just around the corner!
Could you create a brilliant piece of art inspired by spring’s most beautiful flower, the daffodil?   Why not let your imagination run wild and create something amazing for our competition?  You could win a prize and your work might even be exhibited at our upcoming Daffodil Festival.


About the competition:

  • The competition is for children only.  Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: under 8s, 8-12 years old, and 13-16 years.  

  • Entries must be artworks in paint, pastels, acrylics, pens, pencil or collage and should be A3 size or smaller.  Photographs will also be accepted. We’re sorry that we can’t accept 3D sculptures.  

  • We’ll be awarding prizes for an overall winner, and for a winner and three runners-up in each age category.  And we’re inviting all of these winning artists to put their original artwork on show to the public at our Daffodil Festival between 21st March and 4th April.

How to enter:

  • Please email a jpg of your completed artwork or photograph to: with the email subject heading ‘DAFFODIL COMPETITION’.  Don’t forget to tell us your name and age group and to include a telephone number.  If you’re a parent or guardian sending an entry on behalf of a child, please include both the child's name and your own name.

  • The closing date for submissions is midnight on 12th March.

  • If you’re one of our winners or runners-up, we’ll get in touch to ask you to send us your original artwork so that we can include it in our Daffodil Festival exhibition.  And photos of all the best artworks will also be displayed in an online exhibition on this website.

Before entering, please read our full Rules and Terms & Conditions:

What you need to know:

  • This competition is free to enter and is open to all UK residents aged under 16.​

  • By submitting an entry, you agree to be legally bound by these Rules and Terms & Conditions.

  • Entrants who are under 16 must get consent from a parent or guardian before entering the competition. The parent or guardian of entrants under 16 agree to these Rules and Terms & Conditions on behalf of the entrants.

  • Any entry must be your original work and it must not infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, or proprietary rights. In addition, all entries must be produced legally without trespassing on any land and no wildlife or habitats should be harmed, put at risk or unduly disturbed in the process.

  • Entries must be received by email on 11.59pm on Friday 12th March 2021.

Your consent

By entering the competition you are:

  • consenting to the Friends of the Swiss Garden and the Shuttleworth Trust storing your name and email contact details for the duration of the event so that we may contact you on matters relating to the competition.  We will not use your email address for anything else and we will not share or sell your contact details to third parties.

  • consenting, if you are a winner or runner-up in the competition, to your artwork being included in an exhibition to accompany the Shuttleworth Trust’s Daffodil Festival between 21st March and 4th April.  

  • consenting, if you are a winner or runner-up in the competition, to us using an image of your artwork on the Friends of the Swiss Garden and the Shuttleworth Trust websites, and on other social media, marketing and publicity platforms.  Along with an image of your artwork, we will also publish your first name and your age.  Last names and any other personal details will not be published.

  • If you are a parent or guardian sending in an entry for a child, you undertake these consents on the child’s behalf. 

About the judging:

  • The judges will assess the entries and choose an overall winner, plus one winner and three runners-up from each age category (under 8, 8-12 and 13-16). The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence regarding the results will be entered into.

  • The winners and runners-up will be notified by email or telephone (using the details provided at entry) by the end of 15th March.  The Shuttleworth Trust will contact winners and runners-up about delivery of prizes and to arrange for original artworks to be made available for inclusion in the Daffodil Festival exhibition.  If a winner or runner-up does not respond within 2 days they will forfeit their prize and their place in the exhibition, and a replacement winner or runner-up will be selected from the other entrants.

If you’re one of our winners or runners-up:

  • If you are notified that you are a winner or runner-up, original artworks need to be delivered in person to the admissions hut at the entrance to the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, or posted to The Swiss Garden, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP.   Artworks must be received by 5pm on Thursday 18th March.

  • The original artworks will be displayed for the duration of the Daffodil Festival in the Garden Room at the Swiss Garden.  All practical measures will be taken to ensure the safety of works of art but this area is not staffed at all times and the Friends of the Swiss Garden and the Shuttleworth Trust therefore accept no responsibility for damaged or lost entries.

  • Please note that exhibition artworks must not be removed before the end of the Daffodil Festival at 6pm on Sunday 4th April.   Entries must be collected in person after that date. 

  • Full copyright title remains with the creator of any entry.

The Friends of the Swiss Garden reserve the right to refuse entry or to refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of the Rules or the Terms & Conditions or the spirit of the Rules or the Terms & Conditions.

Now Friday 19th March!

Friday 19th March 2021

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