Children’s Art Competition – War Horse Unveiling and The Mane Event

To mark the War Horse statue unveiling and ‘The Mane Event’ we thought it would be fun to have an art competition and exhibition for children to acknowledge the importance of the horse.

War Horse Statue Unveiling

10,000 New Zealand horses were sent to World War One and only four came home.  The War Horse statue is a memorial to those horses.

Memorial Park, 11.15 am, 11 November 2017

‘The Mane Event’

New Zealand’s most unique horse show created to celebrate our love of the horse.  This is a FREE, ONE-OFF HORSE VARIETY SPECIAL with spectacular performances and displays.

Claudelands Events Centre, 1 pm – 4 pm, 11 November 2017

How to Enter the Competition

  • Firstly, you must live in the Waikato region.
  • There are four age groups you can enter in
    • Five and six-year-olds
    • Seven and eight-year-olds
    • Nine and ten-year-olds and
    • Eleven and twelve-year-olds
  • The Theme

The theme is ‘what does the horse mean to you?’  You can choose to focus on the importance of the horse in history or culture or just express your love of the horse.

  • Some Advice from Artist Matt Gauldie

Matt says horses are one of the hardest things to draw and it even took him a long time to be able to draw horses really well.   He doesn’t want this to put you off trying to draw horses, though.  It’s okay if your horses aren’t perfect.

Matt suggests that it’s good to focus on what the horse means to you and to think about how you feel about them.  He loves horses, and thinks they are “sensitive” and “awesome”.  He even calls the War Horse sculpture “the big, awesome war horse”.

Most importantly, Matt wants you to have fun doing your art and he’s really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful pictures.

Here’s artist Matt Gauldie who sculpted the War Horse statue.  This is him in Afghanistan, where he helped children to paint a mural with a beautiful horse. He ‘s going to be the judge of the War Horse art competition. 

  • You can choose any medium, for example, paint, coloured pencils, charcoal, crayons etc.
  • Your artwork must be on A4 paper.
  • Your artwork needs to be created in landscape orientation.
  • The competition runs from Thursday, 7 September 2017 until Tuesday, 5.30 pm, 24 October.
  • Artwork can be dropped off or posted to any of Hamilton’s libraries; The Central Library in Garden Place is currently closed but there is a pop-up library located in the City Council reception lounge.  The suburban libraries are in Hillcrest, St Andrews, Dinsdale or Chartwell.
  • Early entries will be exhibited at Centre Place for the week prior to the unveiling and ‘The Mane Event’ (4 November until closing time, 10 November).
  • Another chance to win prizes! – Centre Place will also hold a ‘popular vote’ competition, for another chance to win more prizes.
  • The main competition will be judged by Matt Gauldie, artist and War Horse sculptor.
  • The school with the most entries in the competition will win a visit from Matt Gauldie.
  • The winners will be announced at ‘The Mane Event’ on 11 November 2017.
  • Your artwork can be collected from the library that you dropped your art off at, from 14 November until 2 December 2017

It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you please write in pencil on the back of your art:

  • Your name
  • Your age group: 5&6 years, 7&8 years, 9&10years, 11&12 years
  • Your school
  • A description of your art or chosen theme
  • Your parent/guardian’s email
  • Your parent/guardian’s mobile number
  • The name of the library that your art is dropped off to.

For more information, please contact Kate – 021 0241 8030 or email info@toti.co.nz

This is the original sketch Matt Gauldie drew before he started sculpting the War Horse statue out of bronze.

PRIZES

Three chances to win!

Prizes are very kindly sponsored by Waikato Combined Equestrians, TOTI Trust, Hamilton Zoo, Lido Cinema and Wade Equine Coaches and Matt Gauldie.

PRIZE FOR THE SCHOOL WITH THE MOST ENTRIES

In addition to the individual prizes, the school with the most entries will win a special visit by artist Matt Gauldie.

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

1st PRIZE

Five and Six-Year-Olds

  • $50.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • $50.00 horse riding lesson from Waikato Equestrian Centre’s Riding School
  • Lido Movie ticket

Seven and Eight-Year-Olds

  • $50.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • $50.00 horse riding lesson from Waikato Equestrian Centre’s Riding School
  • Lido Movie ticket

Nine and Ten-Year-Olds

  • $50.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • $50.00 horse riding lesson from Waikato Equestrian Centre’s Riding School
  • ‘Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses’ by New Zealand author, Susan Brocker

Eleven and Twelve-Year-Olds

  • $50.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • $50.00 horse riding lesson from Waikato Equestrian Centre’s Riding School
  • ‘Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses’ by New Zealand author, Susan Brocker

2nd PRIZE

Five and Six-Year-Olds

  • Tickets to the Hamilton Zoo for your family (Two adults, up to four children)
  • Lido movie ticket

Seven and Eight-Year-Olds

  • Tickets to the Hamilton Zoo for your family (Two adults, up to four children)
  • Lido movie ticket

Nine and Ten-Year-Olds

  • Tickets to the Hamilton Zoo for your family (Two adults, up to four children)
  • ‘Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses’ by New Zealand author, Susan Brocker

Eleven and Twelve-Year-Olds

  • Tickets to the Hamilton Zoo for your family (Two adults, up to four children)
  • ‘Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses’ by New Zealand author, Susan Brocker

3rd PRIZE

Five and Six-Year-Olds

  • $25.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • Lido movie ticket

Seven and Eight-Year-Olds

  • $25.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • Lido movie ticket

Nine and Ten-Year-Olds

  • $25.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • ‘Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses’ by New Zealand author, Susan Brocker

Eleven and Twelve-year-olds

  • $25.00 gift voucher to spend at any Centre Place shop
  • ‘Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses’ by New Zealand author, Susan Brocker

Our Sponsors

1st Prizes

Very kindly sponsored by Waikato Combined Equestrians, TOTI Trust, Lido Cinema and Wade Equine Coaches.

2nd Prizes

Very kindly donated by Hamilton Zoo, Lido Cinema, and Wade Equine Coaches.

3rd Prizes

Very kindly donated by TOTI Trust, Lido Cinema, and Wade Equine Coaches.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

Standard Competition terms and conditions apply