The #Colour4Life drawing competition is back.

The #Colour4Life Competition.

#Colour4life is about harnessing the power of colour for self-expression and aims to become a forum where participating artists can get inspired by each other and by our ambassador artists.

With three major prizes up for grabs, as well as exposure on our social media platforms and website, the competition is a chance to showcase what colour means for you and win the best tools of the trade available to continue your artistic journey.

View the full Terms & Conditions.

Win from a Prize Pool of over $4000.

Gold Winner

  • Limited Edition Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Collection Wooden Case includes a variety of 395 artist tools

Silver Winner

  • Limited Edition Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Collection Wooden Case includes a variety of 125 artist tools

Bronze Winner

  • Faber-Castell Wooden Case of 120 Polychromos Artists’ Colour Pencils + Pitt Graphite Matt Tin of 6

The Competition is now closed.

Winners will be announced on 18th October. Thank you for your participation. Don’t stop creating and inspiring to unleash creativity with #Colour4Life.


All you have to do is  Create it .

Create it.

Create an artwork using Faber-Castell products that represents what #Colour4Life means to you.

Snap it.

Take a photo of your completed artwork.

Tag it.

Upload that photo to your Instagram account, making sure you tag #Colour4Life, @fabercastellaustralia & your favourite art store, if they have a social media account.

#Colour4Life 2023 Art Classes

Find inspiration through these art classes led by some of our favourite artists. Keep an eye out here for more to come. Click below to download the templates for each class.

Abstract Art Class PDFCalligraphy & Watercolour PDF

#Colour4Life online workshop with Liz Tu of Letter Me!

This live workshop will be hosted on the Faber-Castell Facebook page on the 26th August at 3:30pm AEST. A recording will be available after the session.

Download Workshop PDF

Download Workshop PDF

Explore tutorials & tips from other artists.

Revitalising Mixed-Media Drawing

Download Workshop PDF

Sketching Architecture Essentials Workshop

Download Workshop PDF

Portraiture Tips With Nathan McCarron

How To Create Colour Hues

How To Transition Colours In Lettering

How To Layer Pencils

Get inspired by some of our favourite artists.

Freestyle With Georgina Kreutzer

Architecture With Liz Steel

Nature With Liz Tu

Find your nearest participating store.

To help you with your creative expression, many #Colour4Life participating art stores will be offering % discounts on Faber-Castell Art & Graphic products, including Polychromos artists’ colour pencils, Albrecht Dürer artists’ watercolour pencils, Albrecht Dürer artists watercolour markers, Pitt artist pens.

Frequently asked questions.

Entry is only open to Australian residents. Entrants under 18 years of age must have a parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter, and such parent or guardian must sign such documentation as provided by the Promoter to confirm such consent upon request.

Employees and immediate families of the Promoter and their related entities and associated agencies are not eligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin.

View full Terms & Conditions.

Please get your parent(s) or guardian(s) to fill out the consent form and send it to us either via facebook FaberCastellAustralia, or e-mail us under

Download the consent form.

To enter, you need to follow 3 simple steps.

Create it: Create an artwork using Faber-Castell products that represents what #Colour4Life means to you.

Snap it: Take a photo of your completed artwork.

Tag it: Upload that photo to your Instagram (public profile needed), making sure you tag:

  • #Colour4Life
  • @fabercastellaustralia

You are encouraged to tag your favourite art store and follow @fabercastellaustralia on Instagram and/or Facebook to stay up to date with the latest #Colour4life news and creative inspiration.

There are 3 prizes up for grabs, worth a total of over $4,000.

  1. 1st Place  |  Valued at $2,500 (RRP): 1 x Limited Edition Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Collection
    Includes 120 Polychromos Artists’ Colour Pencils, 120 Albrecht Dürer Artists’ Watercolour Pencils, 30 Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Markers, 66 Pitt Artist Pens, 5 Graphite Aquarelle Pencils, 5 Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils, 12 Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils, 5 Castell 9000 Jumbo Graphite Pencils, 3 Pitt Graphite Pure Pencils, 3 Pitt Graphite Crayons, 3 Pitt Charcoal Pencils, 3 Pitt Compressed Charcoal Pencils, 4 Pitt Pastel Pencils, 4 Pitt Oil-Base Pencils, 12 Accessories
  2. 2nd Place  |  Valued at $969.95 (RRP): 1 x Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Mixed Media Collection – Wooden Case of 125
    Includes 36 Polychromos Artists’ Colour Pencils, 36 Albrecht Dürer Artists’ Watercolour Pencils, 36 Pitt Artist Pastel Pencils, 8 Pitt Monochrome Artists’ Pastels (Black Soft Burnt, Black Medium Burnt, Burnt Umber, Roman Sepia, Van Dyck Brown, Bistre, Sanguine Medium, White Medium), 3 Pitt Artists’ Pastel Pencils (Sanguine, Dark Sepia, White Soft), 3 Pitt Natural Charcoal Pencils (Soft, Medium, Hard), 1 PVC-Free Kneadable Art Eraser, 1 Double-Hole Metal Sharpener, 1 watercolour brush & 1 paper wiper
  3. 3rd Place  |  Valued at $545.90 (RRP): 1 x Faber-Castell Polychromos Artists’ Colour Pencils, Assorted – Wooden Case of 120 and 1 x Pitt Graphite Matt Tin of 6 Graphite Pencils

Eligible entries will be judged based on creative merit. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners.

A panel of judges including a Faber-Castell expert team as well as brand ambassadors will participate in this selection process.

Yes, you can enter as many (unique) artworks into the competition as you wish, ensuring each of your entries comply with the requirements outlined in the Terms & Conditions.

Ensure your Instagram profile is public and follow the 3 simple steps outlined here and we will recognize your entry automatically – no need to do anything else. All entries posted on social media, fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be assessed.

Check our store finder to find you nearest art shop ranging Faber-Castell products.

The promotion starts at 12.01am AEST on 01/08/2023 and closes at 11.59pm AEST on 30/09/2023. Winners will be announced thereafter, and will be contacted directly via Social Media.