Design A Swindog Competition With The Swindon Advertiser! - The Big Dog Art Trail

Your design could feature on the Swindon Advertiser’s Swindog!

Date published: 25 October 2022

Here’s a PAW-fect activity for a rainy half term day! Our Big Dog media partner the Swindon Advertiser has this week launched its ‘Design a Swindog’ competition.

The competition gives children from across Swindon the chance to see their artistic talents shown off for years to come by designing their very own balloon dog sculpture.

As part of the Big Dog Art Trail coming to the town, the Advertiser is tasking children of all ages to submit their colourful ideas for what the paper’s own Swindog should look like.

Using the template in Tuesday and Thursdays newspaper, children can submit their design and be in the running to see their art come to life on a supersized sculpture at next summer’s trail.

To enter, children just need to design and colour in the templates and then ask their adult to complete all the contact information. The designs can be submitted by post or by email before Tuesday 6th December.

Editor, Daniel Chipperfield, says, “This is a hugely exciting part of the trail, with children being able to use their imagination and see their own Swindog become a reality. Seeing children’s creativity coming to the fore is a big part of what the trail is all about, highlighting the town’s culture and artistic side.

“I can’t wait to see what will be dreamt up, and I am dreading having to pick a winner. The only advice I have for those looking to enter is to just have fun doing it!”

You can see all the details and terms and conditions on the Advertiser’s website.

And if you missed the paper and would still like to take part, you can download the PDF and our balloon dog templates below.

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