The PFA Charity, together with renowned artist, Darren Baker, have launched the Art4NHS competition to raise money for frontline charities. Prize money totalling £25,000 has been allocated by The PFA Charity, which will include cheques for NHS Charities Together and The Prince’s Trust - as well individual prizes for winners including matchday tickets for next season and football shirts.
To enter the competition, children and adults are encouraged to submit paintings and drawings on the theme of the NHS and community spirit. Three winners will be selected from each of the four age groups.
The judging panel includes Darren Baker, Manchester United’s Juan Mata, plus eminent artists Ian Berry and Lauren Baker.
Spanish international Juan Mata is a judge on the panel...
Manchester United’s Juan Mata explained: “In the face of adversity, it has been inspiring to see the remarkable work of the NHS staff and also how communities have come together.
“This competition aims to show support for everything the NHS staff and keyworkers are doing on our behalf and celebrate the simple acts of kindness that can brighten up people's lives during these challenging times.”
PFA Charity Trustee, Gordon Taylor added: “The NHS is our beloved national institution and now more than ever we owe everything to the wonderful staff, putting themselves on the frontline to help save lives and protect us all.
“The PFA Charity is proud to give its continued support to NHS Charities Together.”
Artist, Darren Baker, concluded: “Myself and the fellow judges are looking forward to receiving your artwork - showing your appreciation for the NHS and the incredible people saving lives and keeping us all safe.
“So, get those pencils and brushes and paper and canvas going, we cannot wait to see your work and support of the NHS staff through art and kindness.”
About the Competition…
• 5 – 8 Years
• 9 – 12 Years
• 13 – 17 Years
• 18+ Years
The prizes for each category are:
- Winner: A £3,000 donation to NHS Charities Together made by the PFA Charity. A football shirt and x2 Matchday tickets.
- Runner up: A £1,500 donation to NHS Charities Together made by the PFA Charity. A football shirt and x2 Matchday tickets.
- Third place: A £1,250 donation to The Prince’s Trust made by the PFA Charity. A football shirt and x2 Matchday tickets.
How to enter:
All age groups welcome! To enter the competition: click here
Closing date – 14th June 2020.