Preparing Your Work

Preparing your entry

Subject

One of the most interesting things about art is its diversity. That's why your entry to our Competition can be about anything that interests you.

Size of artwork

Your entry should not be smaller than A4 (29.7cm x 21.0cm) or larger than A2 (59.4cm x 42.0cm) before it is mounted, which is optional. Please submit your artwork in flat format only, it should not be rolled, folded or framed.

Use of Materials

You may use any type of paper, white, coloured, rough or smooth. The work that you submit may be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, crayon, pastel, watercolour, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour and collage. Alternatively, it may be a print created from a lino block, wood block or any other method, and your artwork may be submitted on canvas.

Only digitally produced works using any artwork software may be submitted to the Competition by email at texacochildrensart@valero.com.  A photograph or scanned image of an original artwork will not be considered under any circumstances.  

Originality

Your work should be original and unaided. Please do not copy another person’s work. Any source imagery must be indicated at time of entry. Failure to properly reference any source imagery may result in disqualification.

Number of Entries

You may submit up to two entries per individual. Where you submit more than one entry you should clip the artwork together. Only individual entries will be accepted and they may be submitted directly by you, by your school or by your art group. 

Information Required

If you are submitting artwork to the Competition that has been undertaken in your school or at an external art class, you should include the following information on the back of your entry:

  • Name and age
  • Category and title of entry
  • School name, school address, school email address, school telephone number and school teacher or art teacher's name 
  • Signature of school teacher or art teacher

If you are submitting artwork to the Competition that has been undertaken in your home, please include all of the information above on your entry with the exception of your teacher or art teacher's signature.  Instead, your parent or guardian's signature will be required in addition to your home address, your home telephone number and home email address. 

Please note:

  1. Your age as of the closing date of the Competition (Wednesday, 28th February 2018).
  2. One signature from an Art Teacher will be sufficient to cover all entries from a school.
The Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday, 28th February 2018.

For More Information

Further information about the Texaco Children's Art Competition is available by: