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Take part in our family art competition for Chinese New Year for the chance to win a Me&MyPencil workshop and supporting art materials worth £50!

Let’s welcome the Year of the Tiger together! 

We are aware that the annual Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham have been cancelled this year due to Covid. We’ve had fun celebrating it in the past and we want to do our bit to help the community celebrate this year. We are organising a special drawing competition, as well as various activities in the coming weeks.

This competition is part of a bigger arts and health project funded by the Birmingham City Council.

We are looking for potential participants for this project. Please get in touch if you are a Birmingham City resident. We are particularly interested in hearing from members of the Chinese community. Email us at

Enter our Chinese New Year art competition!

Work with your family to create an artistic interpretation of the Year of the Tiger. There are winner and runner-up prizes up for grabs!

First prize: Me&MyPencil workshop and supporting art materials to the value of £50

Second prize: Me&MyPencil workshop and supporting art materials to the value of £25

Competition Guidelines

  • Create an imaginative interpretation of The Year of the Tiger
  • Make an image of a tiger, or illustrate your favourite part of the Chinese New Year story (if you don’t know the story, you can learn more about it here)
  • Use any art materials to create the artwork
  • Artwork size: minimum A4 and maximum A3

How to enter

Email a high resolution photo of your artwork to by 30th January 2022. We are excited to see what you come up with!

Free resources

Tell us where to send your free printable



    About Art at the Heart

    We empower young people to smash through glass ceilings. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Every child has the right to benefit from an arts rich education. All children deserve to get their best start in life to maximise opportunities for success. We make art accessible through tailored, free projects and regular art classes. You can view our portfolio here

    We help young people to dream big, own their identity and ideas, encouraging the youth of today to become the change makers of tomorrow. Our Diwali 2021 event is part of our mission to bring art and its wellbeing and health benefits to your family. 

    Art at the Heart CIC is grateful for the support given by the Emergency Response fund and the Culture Recovery Fund which has helped us through the pandemic and without which we would not have been able to continue our work.

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