The Competition

Colour can mean inherently different things to different people – from an eruption of bright vibrant shades to deeper tones that emote a darkness or mood.

Faber-Castell have long been purveyors of artistic expression – with 259 years of experience to call on, we’re focused on inspiring Australian artists, both amateurs and professionals alike, to showcase the colours of the world around you.

#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.

How to Enter

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Create it

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Snap it

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Tag it

  1. 1. Competition commences at 12.01am AEST on 01/08/2021 and closes at 11.59pm AEST on 30/09/2021 ("Promotional Period").
  2. 2. To enter you need to undertake the following during the Promotional Period:
    1. Create it - Create an artwork using Faber-Castell products that represents what #COLOUR4LIFE means to you.
    2. Snap it - Take a photo of your completed artwork, ensuring the Faber-Castell products are clearly visible.
    3. Tag it - Upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook and
      • #Colour4Life
      • @fabercastellaustralia
      • Your favourite art store, if they have a social media account
    Make sure you follow @fabercastellaustralia on Instagram and/or Facebook to stay up to date with the latest #Colour4Life news and creative inspiration.
  3. 3. You can enter to the competition as many artworks as you want, just ensure all your entries comply with entry requirements as specified in points 2a-2c above.
  4. 4. Your Instagram or Facebook account must be public and not set to private to be eligible. Uploaded files must be submitted in accordance with the relevant social media's platform requirements.
  5. 5. 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.

Visit T&Cs to read full Terms and Conditions.

Prizes

First Prize

Faber-Castell Art & Graphic S
Collection
(see T&Cs for details)

Second Prize

Faber-Castell Albrecht
Durer Watercolour Pencils,
Wooden Case of 120

(see T&Cs for details)

 
Third Prize

Faber-Castell Polychromos
Colour Pencils, Wooden
Case of 48

(see T&Cs for details)

Winner

#Colour4Life 2020 winning
artwork by @ianamit.art

Second Place

#Colour4Life 2020 2nd place
artwork by @tanyacoventry

Third Place

#Colour4Life 2020 3d place
artwork by @damonkowarsky

Get Inspired

Ask an Artist

You asked, we turned to our amazing team of artists for answers. Find out how Nathan uses pencils in portraiture, how Liz creates shadow and light with her lettering, and how Georgina blends and creates depth of feel.

Nathan McCarron

Liz Tu

Georgina Kreutzer

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    Recommended Products To Inspire Your #Colour4Life Creation

    Polychromos Artists' Colour Pencils

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    Pitt Artists' Pastel Pencils

    Pitt Artists'
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    Albrecht Dürer Artists' Watercolour Pencils

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    Albrecht Dürer Artists' Watercolour Markers

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    Pitt Artist Pens

    Pitt Artist
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    Participating Stores

    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.

    Find your closest retailer here.