Making your entries:
The competition is open to all pupils aged 5-19.
Pupils should write briefly about their art work. Some suggested prompts for this follow below, but free writing is encouraged.
Entries should be not larger than A3 in size. Good digital photos of 3-D entries are welcome.
Schools may send no more than 8 entries to the national competition. School based or local judging can take place before these are sent.
No entries will be awarded prizes unless they arrive at NATRE on or before 31st July 2008.
All entries must have the pupilsâ€™ name, age, school address and email address clearly marked on them (on the back is fine)
FE and other 16-19 entries are especially encouraged.
Entries via ICT, digital video and other multimedia approaches, and group entries, are encouraged ~ special mention will be made on the website of the best of these.
Judges have often awarded commendations and prizes to pupils from SEN settings.
Entries become the property of NATRE the National Association for Teachers of RE. They may be used in web and other publishing.
Winning and commended entries will be added to the Art in Heaven web gallery.
Prompts for pupilsâ€™ writing
(adapt freely for different age groups and in any way suitable):
The theme of my art work isâ€¦
The title Iâ€™ve chosen isâ€¦
This picture is all aboutâ€¦
This is a spiritual picture becauseâ€¦
Iâ€™ve tried to show my thoughts / ideas / feelings byâ€¦
To make the image, I usedâ€¦
Iâ€™m proud of my work becauseâ€¦
The main point of the image isâ€¦
Iâ€™ve thought a lot about theme, and I would like to sayâ€¦
Send your entries to:
Art in Heaven,
1020 Bristol Road,
Thanks to our sponsors, the Westhill Trust and Christian Aid for their generous support.
We are pleased to receive entries via email – digital photography of 3D entries has been popular in previous competitions. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Web gallery for the previous competitions is at: http://www.natre.org.uk/spiritedarts
We recommend pupils look at the gallery to see what inspires them â€“ reviewing the gallery and choosing their own favourites is a great homework.