Cadw's artistic event set to be a 'Big Draw'

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Cadw is encouraging visitors to put pencil to paper and explore their artistic side this October, as the Welsh Government’s historic environment service participates in ‘the biggest drawing event in the World’.

Cadw Shape Game

Cadw Shape Game

All Cadw staffed sites will be taking part in The Big Draw festival that runs from Wednesday 1 October and is expected to involve more than 280,000 people across 21 countries.

At Cadw sites including castles, abbeys and roman remains, visitors will be invited to participate in the ‘Cadw Shape Game’ competition, for a chance to win £100 worth of art materials.

The aspiring artists will be asked to finish a drawing of one of 27 Cadw sites, ranging from Beaumaris Castle to Tintern Abbey and from Castell Coch to Strata Florida.

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: 'Cadw sites have been a source of inspiration throughout the ages and the Big Draw campaign is a great way to capture the imaginations of new audiences.

'By encouraging more people to get involved in heritage and the arts I hope that Wales’s fascinating stories will be kept alive and passed on to future generations.'

The Big Draw, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, aims to get more people drawing and to use drawing as a way for people to explore the past, the present and the future.

The Big Draw is designed for all levels of abilities and will offer thousands of enjoyable drawing activities to connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers and illustrators.

Download a Cadw Shape Game sheet

The completed drawing should be handed into the site or sent in to the following address: ‘Cadw Shape Game’, Welsh Government, Plas Carew, Unit 5/7, Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ.

The closing date is the 31 October 2014.  The drawings will then be judged by a professional artist and the winner notified. The prize is a selection of top quality artists materials.

Entrants can also join in through posting their entries on Cadw’s Facebook page or mention @CadwWales on Twitter, using the hashtag #bigdraw.

Competition: terms and conditions

  • Prize includes 2 X Windsor & Newton 16 X 12” canvas panels, a Beechwood storage box, a Reeves Acrylic paints set, Royal Brush: Soft Grip Brush set, an A3 Windsor & Newton Artists Watercolour Pad, a tin of Staedtler Mars lumograph sketching pencils, a Daler-Rowney 160 gsm Fine Grain Drawing Cartridge Pad and 24 X Derwent Inktense Pads.
  • Prizes stated are non-refundable.
  • The closing date for competition entries is the 31 October 2014 at midnight.
  • Users must submit their entries at Cadw sites or via post to ‘Cadw Shape Game’, Welsh Government, Plas Carew, Units 5/7, Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ.
  • The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of country of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Cadw relating to any post-winning publicity.
  • Inappropriate or offensive entries will be rejected from the competition.
  • Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Cadw, Welsh Government and other associated organisations.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.
  • Prizes are subject to availability and the prize supplers’ terms and conditions.
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) can’t be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant, or in the event that the promotion is being judged, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges.
  • Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.
  • The Promoter is Cadw, Welsh Government, Plas Carew, Unit 5/7, Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, CF15 7QQ.