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Deaf Children: Draw Your Favourite Zoo Animal and Win a Place at a Special Birthday Party!
Deaf children between the ages of three and 12 are eligible to enter and their work will be judged in age-related categories. The creators of the best 60 pictures will then win a place at the party, as well as the chance to visit London Zoo free.
Children can use pencils, crayons, watercolours or even collage to create their picture, but artwork must be on paper no bigger than A4 size. Entries will be judged according to artistic talent and imagination.
The party will be held to coincide with London Zoo's 'Special Children's Day', when entry prices are substantially reduced for children with disabilities and their families. The day includes keeper talks, animal displays, and multi-sensory animal encounters, all of which are sign language interpreted. The activities include the 'Animals in Action' display, which shows a variety of animals demonstrating their natural behaviour. There are 650 different species of animal to see, so even those who don't win the competition can have a great day out, although tickets for the day must be pre-booked.
As the pictures will be judged in age categories, even the youngest budding artist has a chance to win.
Zoo animal pictures must be returned to the NDCS press office, 15 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8UR by 30 April 2004.
Each entry should be accompanied by a letter stating the artist's name, age, address, telephone number/minicom and email (if applicable).
Winners will be notified by post during the first two weeks in May and winning pictures will be posted on the NDCS website.
- Learn more about the competition and NDCS on www.ndcs.org