A South West artist is encouraging kids Falmouth areas to get colourful and creative in a landmark drawing competition which gives them the chance to see their design on the side of a coach.

Jenny Urquhart has launched the Colour the Coach competition Falmouth on behalf of National Express. The contest is aimed at kids aged five to 15 who are invited to draw their favourite local landmark and the winning design, chosen by Jenny, will be turned into a special one off livery to go on the side of a National Express coach. The winner will also get a £50 cheque as prize money.

To kick start the competition Jenny drew her favourite local landmark, the beautiful Clevedon Pier, which first opened in 1869 so passengers could board paddle steamer from Devon and Wales.

Jenny, who is well known in the South West for her bright and colourful landscape collages and hot air balloon designs, encouraged Falmouth youngsters to enter the competition saying: "I want all kids in Falmouth aged five to 15 to pick up their pens and colour the coach. I’m looking for bold colourful designs of some of the fantastic landmarks that you can see around the region, so get creative and let your imagination run free.”

National Express Coach managing director Chris Hardy said: “This competition is a great opportunity for tiny Turners in Falmouth to put some colour on the canvas and send us their best landmark designs with the chance to see their creation hit the road on one of our coaches. We are encouraging all kids to pick up their pens and have a go at Colour the Coach.”

Entrants should simply draw their favourite local landmark on an A4 sheet of paper using whatever drawing materials they want. They have until July 28 to enter.

Entries must be landscape designs on A4 paper with name, address, age, phone number and email address, written on the back. They should be sent to National Express Coach Art Competition, National Express House, Mill Lane, Birmingham, B5 6DD

For more information nationalexpress.com or call 0871 7818181.