Get creative with Making a Buzz for the Coast

Art Competition!

Kent is the county in the UK with the greatest diversity of bumblebees! Take a look in your garden or head out into the beautiful Kent countryside and bee inspired! We have two categories to choose from; painting and drawing OR sculpture and textiles. Our one rule – your artwork must showcase the humble bumblebee.

From children to adults and amateur to pro – all entries received within the outlined categories will be considered! Choose a category, explore the great outdoors and get creative. Entries will be shortlisted by the Making a Buzz for the Coast team, plus a panel of artistsA winner will be chosen for each category in each age group and will receive a cash prize.

We will showcase the winners in our winter edition 'Buzzword' member magazine, displayed at our AGM, through our social media channels and marketing material.

Age categories and prizes

  • Aged under 13’s – Bumble club children's membership pack and £30
  • Aged 13-17 - £50
  • Adults (18 and over) - £100

How to enter

Individuals should send a photo or a scanned copy of their artwork via email Only one entry will be accepted per category. Entries must be accompanied by their name, postcode and the age category. Entrants must reside within Kent. Closing date is Midnight Friday 11 September 2020.

Take a look at this fabulous sculpture of 'Beatrice the queen bumblebee' on You Tube for inspiration or scroll below to take a look!

Terms and conditions

Bumblebee Conservation Trust Terms & Conditions: Making a Buzz for the Coast Art Competition 2020.

The theme of the Making a Buzz for the Coast Art Competition is “Kent’s beautiful bumblebees”. The theme is open to individual personal interpretation but we’re looking for artwork that celebrates the humble bumblebee. The judging panel’s decision for shortlisting will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

This prize draw is open to residents of Kent (including under 18’s*), excluding employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and all those professionally associated with this competition. *Entrants under the age of 18 need the verifiable consent of a parent or guardian to enter via email to include the parent/guardian details. Including the under 18’s age is optional.

Promotion Period: Entry opens at 12.00 Midday BST on Wednesday 8 July 2020. The competition closes at 23:59 BST on Friday 11 September 2020.

Entrants received throughout the duration of the competition may be used on the Making a Buzz for the Coast project and Bumblebee Conservation Trust Instagram and Twitter social media accounts to highlight the competition and raise awareness.

The competition is open to residents of Kent only.

All entries must be received by the end of the Competition Period to be valid and no liability is accepted for illegible, incomplete or late entries.

Only one entry per art category is permitted, allowing multiple entries per person but limited to one per category. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

The Prizes

Aged under 13’s – Bumble club children's membership pack and £30

Aged 13-17 - £50

Adults (18 and over) - £100

Winner Selection: The winner will be chosen by a guest artist.

Winner notification: The winner will be notified via email within 14 working days after the Competition closing date and will be required to respond to confirm eligibility plus acceptance of the prize within 14 days of initial contact (1st day of initial contact counts as day one). Those not contactable via reasonable means within this time frame (by the 15th day) will be disqualified and an alternative winning entrant will be awarded the prize on the same basis as described above. The winner will be asked for their preferred delivery address, for the sole purpose of sending them the prize by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

We reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value.

We have organised this Competition in good faith but cannot accept any liability relating to the cash prize draw or the prize offered.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust may require such information as it considers reasonably necessary for this purpose and a prize may be withheld unless and until the Promoter is satisfied with the verification.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust reserves the right at its sole discretion to eliminate or disqualify any entries or entrants that it regards as being in breach of these conditions or the spirit of the Competition.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust accepts no responsibility for system errors or other issues that may result in disruption to lost or delayed winner notifications.

Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties for their marketing purposes without your prior consent and will adhere to the new GDPR rules introduced on 25 May 2018.

All entries must be made by the entrant themselves if they are over 18. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.

The winner’s name will be made available on request within three weeks of the winner being announced.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. We are looking for original artwork, so entries must not have won any national or international competition prize previously. For the purposes of this competition, ‘national’ refers to the whole of the UK – or to individual national competitions in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

By entering the competition all entrants grant to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust the right to publish and exhibit their artwork on television, social media, marketing material and the Trust's website in perpetuity.

By entering this Competition, you agree to Bumblebee Conservation Trust using your personal details to process your entry to the Competition and use your data according to Bumblebee Conservation Trust privacy policy. You can view our privacy policy statement at

All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.

These terms and conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

The promoter of this competition is Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

The making of Beatrice the queen bumblebee

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