Thursday, 22 August 2013

Enter our painting competition

Are you one of those holidaymakers who always has their eye out for creative inspiration? For some, it's essential to leave space in the suitcase for brushes and paints - and maybe a sketchbook or canvas or two. If that sounds like you, why not enter our painting competition?

Anyone taking a holiday with us can enter, all you have to do is send us your favourite painting, drawing or sketch - in any medium you prefer - lovingly created whilst on holiday at one of our holiday homes.

You could win a £400 Helpful Holidays voucher, so entering is well worth the effort. The lovely watercolour above was painted by a Mrs Allwright whilst on holiday in Woodleigh back in 2009. The painting is of the pretty South Hams village of Woodbury.

We've received some excellent entries so far, and the usual standard for all competitions is excellent. Do send your submissions with a short comment – it’s always interesting to hear the stories behind the paintings. To enter, post your painting to us at the address below by the end of September:

2013 Painting Competition
Helpful Holidays
Mill Street, Chagford
Devon TQ13 8AW

If you're not a painter, don't worry - we run a competition every year, last year was photographic, the year before a poetry competition. Next year will be a poetry competition again - so get composing!