NFUS Launches Kids Lockdown Art Competition

NFU Scotland is on the search of budding artists from within its membership family.  

The Union has launched an art competition for school aged children who are at home due to Coronavirus lockdown, within the May issue of their award-winning member’s magazine Scottish Farming Leader.

Editor, Diana McGowan, explained how the idea came about, “With NFUS staff unable to get out and about to meet people in their usual way at the moment, my supply of photos for the magazine was running dry.  I was also very conscious that many members will, like me, have children at home just now instead of being at school, and are looking for various ways to keep them occupied.  So, I thought an art competition would be a great way of helping everyone and also capture the positive images that children of Scotland’s farmers and crofters are seeing through their eyes during this unusual time in history.”

There are three age categories open – 8 years and under, 9-11 years, and 12-17 years – with a Siku limited-edition Gold JCB 8250 Tractor with Driver toy for the winner of each age group.

Kids are being invited to draw or paint something they see on their farm that reflects something positive happening or makes them feel happy during their time at home during the coronavirus lockdown.  For example, new lambs in the field, a busy tractor, fruit and vegetables, etc.  Entries will be received up until the closing date of Friday 15 May 2020.*

A selection of drawings will appear in print in the July issue of Scottish Farming Leader and others on the NFU Scotland Facebook and Twitter pages.

Mrs McGowan added. “I’m delighted that Farm Toys Online have agreed to sponsor the competition and am really looking forward to receiving the entries and sharing as many of them as possible in the July issue of the magazine as well as via the NFUS Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Remember to stay at home and stay safe!”

Notes to editors:

  • *Deadline: Participants are asked to email two photos – one of them holding their artwork and a second picture of just the artwork – to by the closing date of Friday 15 May 2020.  They must include a contact email, participant’s name, age, along with a short explanation of what they have chosen to draw/paint, a contact number of your parent or guardian, and the membership number of the lead farmer.
  • Participants are asked to retain their original artwork at home until end of May 2020.


Contact Diana McGowan on 0131 472 4108

Author: Diana McGowan

Date Published:

News Article No.: 55/20

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