Creative Competition

Our annual carnival creative competition has started!

This year’s theme is ‘The Coronation’ and our competition encourages children (aged 5-16) to get creative and transform their ideas through a drawing, painting or digital design that reflects the theme. The winner will feature on the cover of the 2023 carnival programme which will be handed to visitors before and on the May Day event.

The competition is sponsored by Bradford Grammar School – once home to the world-renowned artist David Hockney – whose art department is providing prizes of an art set and a bespoke arts workshop at the school for the winner and their classmates.

There are three entry categories for the competition for children aged 5-8, 9-11 and 12-16. All category winners will have their winning designs framed by Weaverbirds of Ilkley. The overall winner will see their design on the cover of the programme and will receive the two art prizes from Bradford Grammar School.

A PDF of the entry form can be downloaded here.

All entries must be received by Monday 6th March 2023 and delivered in an envelope clearly marked ‘Ilkley Carnival Cover Competition’ to Pinnacle Graphic Design, 32-34 The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9EE. Please write clearly on the back: name, age, school and contact number or email.