Enter our fundraiser art competition

The first of our Brighter Future Fundraisers is a competition that showcases the creative talents of the youngsters in Bodmin and raises funds to help disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Bodmin have the opportunity of a brighter future.

The funds raised by the Brighter Future Fundraiser will be used to help existing organisations already providing support and encouragement to youngsters. We will also be exploring more ways to provide safe, positive, inclusive activities for children and young people. The funds can enable our young people to be given more opportunities to express themselves, to learn new skills, and have meaningful contact with people willing and able to provide guidance and support. 

Funds will be raised in a number of ways. Firstly, through the sale of merchandise that will feature the images of the winning entries from the competition.  All profit from the sale of the merchandise will be used to create a Brighter Future for Bodmin’s young people. 


 The Bodmin Rotary Brighter Future Fundraiser Competition is open to entries from children and young people aged 5 – 24 who live and/or study in Bodmin and surrounding parishes.

Vouchers for art supplies will be given as prizes for the top three winning entries in each age group . First prize will be a voucher for £50, second for £25 and third will be £10. We will ask the winners what art media they would like and arrange the vouchers as appropriate.        


Opening date for entries is 6th September 2021 and the closing date for all entries is midnight on the 18th October 2021. No entries will be accepted after the closing date.  Winners will be notified no later than 31st October 2021.


The entry will consist of a digital image of an original piece of work by the Entrant. All entries must be  must be uploaded to this website together with a fully completed Entry Form on the Entry form and upload page  

The competition themes reflect on Bodmin’s Dark Past while looking forward to a Brighter Future. The ‘Beast of Bodmin’ is the theme for the two primary school age groups. The older age groups will have the choice of ‘Freedom and captivity’ and ‘The Bright Side’.  

We will be using the images of the 'Beasts' to make tea towels so we are asking children to just draw the Beast and not draw any background so that their Beast stands out on the finished towel.

The older age groups can use whatever media they like as long as it can be digitally uploaded, either as a photograph or a digital image. We will be using the images to make prints to sell to raise funds so it needs to be suitable for that purpose.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of the competition before entering as you will be asked to agree to them.  If you are under 16 you will need your parent or guardian to agree to the Entry Form 

We are very grateful to our sponsors


Bodmin Jail Hotel and Resort

Leigh Frost, Cornwall Councillor for Bodmin St Petroc, Community Chest Fund