KCOM launches competition for kids to design Colour Pages cover
Could your child be our new cover star artist?
Time is running out to enter KCOM’s competition to design the cover of the Colour Pages
The broadband provider is searching for the perfect cover for its 2019 trade and services directory and is appealing for youngsters across Hull and East Yorkshire to create a colourful and imaginative piece of art to feature on it.
Brendon Smurthwaite, KCOM’s community coordinator, said: “Entries have been flooding in for our competition with many schools across the area taking part, such as these brilliant pictures from Year Two children at Ings Primary School, but there’s still time to put pen to paper to have a go.
“We’d love youngsters from across the KCOM area to take part in our competition and to dazzle us with their creations and imagination. Children can take part in the competition through their school or draw something inspiring at home and send it to us independently – and we can’t wait to see what they will come up with.
“KCOM has been at the heart of Hull since 1904 and we’re busy working in the community every day to make this region a better place to live and work. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate that than by asking the community to design the cover for our 65th annual Colour Pages.
“Even in these days of Google, the Colour Pages is a hugely popular publication in our region which is seen and used by thousands of people every day to find local tradespeople and services.”
More than 200,000 copies of the classified business and services directory are distributed across Hull and East Yorkshire each year – from Hedon to Hull and Dunswell to Driffield – meaning the winner will have their artwork seen across the whole region.
To let as many youngsters as possible take part in the competition, KCOM has now extended the deadline for entries to Friday, 17 May. This will give youngsters the half term break to get their thinking caps on and felt tip pens out.
Those taking part in the competition are being asked to create a cover picture on the theme of “Hull: The most connected city in the world” to tie in with the completion of KCOM’s rollout of Lightstream broadband.
Brendon, said: “We want the entries to be as bright, colourful and exciting as possible to represent all that is happening in Hull right now.”
The competition is open to children aged 11 and under.
As well as having their work featured where thousands of people will be able to see it, the lucky winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tablet while two runners up will each receive £25 in vouchers.
Competition entries will be judged by a panel of KCOM employees and the closing date for entries is Friday, 17 May.
For details of how to enter KCOM’s Colour Pages competition visit www.kcom.com/colourpagescomp