Design competition to be judged by renowned illustrator Millie Marotta

By County Echo Reporter in Local People

THE Span Arts’ Cheerful Project is launching a competition to design a community colouring book, with entries judged by renowned illustrator Millie Marotta.

The project by the Pembrokeshire charity is looking for people to design an image which reflects their own ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’, and organisers are hoping to get a wide range of people putting ink on paper; whatever their ability, age or address.

Prizes include a host of Millie Marotta goodies and tickets to Span Arts comedy or theatre.

To enter, draw your black and white image on A4 and submit it to Span Arts by 5pm on Friday, 31 March.

Millie Marotta is one of Britain’s most celebrated illustrators.

Her debut title, Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom, spent a record 22 weeks as the official paperback non-fiction #1, and was Amazon UK’s bestselling book of the year 2015.

Millie lives in Tenby, and her intricate illustrations are inspired by a love of wildlife and fascination with the natural world.

Millie said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to have a go at drawing with the chance of seeing their work in print! My advice is to create your colouring page using your own natural style of drawing. You don’t have to copy what you see other people doing. Working in your own style is what will make your image unique and stand out from the crowd.”

There will be a drop-in workshop on 18 March at The Queen’s Hall, Narberth, 10am till 4pm, where the Cheerful team and local digital illustrator Liam Cole will be on-hand to help people with their designs.

Entries can be posted to the Arts in Narberth or emailed to with a 50p donation per entry to raise money for the organisation.

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