Calling all Budding artists for darwin 200 competition

3 June 2009

Entries are still coming in for the Darwin 200 children’s art competition and it’s not too late to get involved.

Entries are still coming in for the Darwin 200 children's art competition and it's not too late to get involved.

As part of the Darwin 200 celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, children under 16 are invited to create a work of art inspired by Darwin's famous voyage in HMS Beagle and the discoveries he made.

The competition is being run in partnership by the John Dyer Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Newquay Zoo and National Maritime Museum Cornwall and all of the entries will be displayed at both the Maritime Museum and Newquay Zoo, as well as online at

Milly Newman, Exhibitions Development Manager at the Maritime Museum says: "The pictures we've received so far have been amazing, with everything from boats to birds, tall ships to tropical forests. But we're still looking for more entries inspired by Darwin's voyage and his discoveries, whether it's the weird and wonderful creatures he encountered or his epic voyage around the world onboard HMS Beagle."

To enter, simply take a photograph of your artwork and send it to Please remember to include your name and age and the title, size and medium of the picture in the subject line.

Alternatively entries can be posted to:
The John Dyer Gallery,
PO Box 285,
TR11 9AD.

Unfortunately postal entries can not be returned. The competition closes on 20 June and entries will be on display at the Maritime Museum throughout July.

For full details please visit