Paint-a-Postcard Competition

28 Jan 2019

Postcards 2-min

PET turns 30 this year and we want people in prison to help us celebrate!

Back in December 1989, we had helped 12 people in prison embark on distance learning courses. Last December, we were thrilled to make our 40,000th award to prison learners.  

As part of our celebrations, we want to create a special 30th anniversary postcard - and we want prisoners' artwork to adorn it. These postcards will be sent to prisons across England and Wales, and filled with personal messages about the impact of education. They will be displayed and shared with staff, supporters and decision makers.  

If you know someone in prison who's just picked up a paintbrush or could be the next Picasso, we want to hear from them. We want the pictures to be inspired by PET courses, so encourage them to take a look at our curriculum in the prison Education Department or Library and get creative!

Last year alone saw people in prison start a huge array of courses, including our first awards for Latin for Beginners and Zoo Keeping – so there’s plenty of food for thought. 

The competition is open to everyone in prison and there will be voucher prizes for the winning entries, which we will announce later this year. The closing date is 22nd March.

Prisoners can send their entries to The Communications Team, FREEPOST, Prisoners’ Education Trust

Postcard competition – terms and conditions 

Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) would like to use entrants' art to inform people about PET’s work. 

By submitting their entry, the entrant agrees that PET can use their artwork in printed marketing materials, on the PET website or social media sites, in selected media (e.g. The Guardian or Inside Time), in reports or applications (e.g. in research reports or applications and reports to funders), and for display purposes at stakeholder events and in the PET office.

By submitting their entry, the entrant agrees that PET can use their first name publicly. If the entrant would prefer us NOT to use their first name, they are asked to write this on the back of their artwork. PET will send entrants a privacy notice stating how we will use their name and any other personal information sent with their entry.