[PLEASE NOTE: THE 2018 EDITION OF THE CASS ART WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE HAS NOW ENDED]
The Watercolour Challenge returns, to welcome the spring season with a splash of colour.
Inspired by the delightful illustrations by artist Lauren Temaki that make up the Manifesto card game, we’re bringing you a challenge that will encourage everyone to pick up a paintbrush and start experimenting with watercolour this season.
Since the competition first launched in 2013, we’ve loved seeing our channels flooded with your watercolour artworks, and hearing what inspires your love of watercolour.
This year, we’re giving you even more chances to win, with one artist every week receiving £100 of Cass Art vouchers from a prize pot of £500. We will be running the challenge for 5 weeks - until 13th May, so you have plenty of time to get creative.
Frida Khalo, Andy Warhol and Tamara de Lempicka. Illustrations by Lauren Tamaki, taken from Manifesto: The Art Movements Game, published by Laurence King
How to take part
You can use any watercolour materials you like, whether it's water-soluble pencils, the more traditional watercolour half pans or on-the-go mediums such as Winsor & Newton’s watercolour markers and watercolour sticks.
Perhaps you combine watercolour with other media? Are inks and fine liners your thing, or do you work in collage to layer textures? Whatever your style, start experimenting with your favourites and share your artwork for your chance to win.
Post your work on your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook profile as a public post.
Guidelines below for each channel:
Instagram: Tag @CassArt1984 with an image of your watercolour work and use the hashtag #MakeASplash2018 + tell us why you love working with watercolour in the caption.
Twitter: Tag @CassArt with an image of your watercolour work using the hashtag #MakeASplash2018 + tell us why you love working with watercolour in the caption.
Facebook: Tag the Cass Art Facebook page and include the hashtag #MakeASplash2018 + tell us why you love working with watercolour in the caption. Make sure your post is set to "public" so we can find your entry!
Illustration by Francesco Lo Iacono, winner of the Cass Art Watercolour Challenge 2017
What can you win
The weekly winner will be announced on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels every Tuesday. They will receive a £100 Cass Art voucher to spend online or in-store.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up a brush, stick or marker, get painting and share your artworks online. We look forward to seeing what you create!
Discover our brand new Cass Art Collection watercolour range, available in 28 brilliant, versatile colours that you can use to create a breadth of artworks to enter in the competition.
Terms and Conditions:
You may choose Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to upload your artwork. No other social media platforms will be counted. You may only win once during this challenge.
You must upload an image of the work, a quote about why you enjoy working with watercolour, the hashtag #MakeASplash2018 and official company tag for each social platform to be counted. Using just the hashtag or just the tag will not count into the prize draw.
One Artwork = One Entry. Weekly winner will we picked between entries received on Monday 00:01 and Sunday 23:59 each week, and announced the following Tuesday.
Every time you upload a new artwork which fits the guidelines outlined above, this will be counted as an entry into the prize draw. If the same work appears on more than one social media platform, it will only be entered into the draw once.
All entries must be your own artwork. If we suspect any entries are not your own work, you may be asked to provide proof of ownership. This can result in your entry or previous entries being disqualified from the prize draw.
The competition ends at 23:59 on Sunday 13th May 2018. Any entries submitted after this date will not be counted.
Selected artworks will be shared via Cass Art social platforms. Due to the high volume of entries, not all artworks will be shared, however all will be counted.