Don Conroy launches the Haven Pharmacy Healthy Minds Colouring Competition
Here at Haven Pharmacy we want to encourage children to be more creative and get involved in arts and crafts this autumn with the launch of our Healthy Minds Colouring Competition to be judged by a panel including legendary artist and TV personality Don Conroy. With the help of our customers we conducted some research in July which has revealed the following:
- 1 in 3 children spend a minimum of two hours daily in front of a screen
- 20% of children engage in arts and crafts every day
- 75% of parents to be worried about the potential negative effect technology may be having on their children’s mental and physical health.
- 80% of parents would like to see their children involved in more arts and crafts.
The Haven Healthy Minds Colouring Competition is the perfect way to encourage children to stretch their creativity in arts and crafts during Back to School time. But wait, there’s more! The competition will have two separate age categories for kids aged 4 – 7 years old and 8 – 12 years old. Entrants are invited to showcase their skills and colour in an illustration drawn by judge Don Conroy.
There are two prizes per Haven Pharmacy to be won at Local Level – that’s 100 Art Kits to be won! These prizes are split one per age category per Pharmacy. Each winner will receive a Complete Art Studio Kit – this premium 91 piece set includes 60 Colouring Pencils, 20 Watercolour Paints, 8 Sketching Pencils, Paintbrush, Eraser & Sharpener – everything your child needs for the full Art Experience!
Win a 4* family holiday to Delphi Adventure Resort
There are two prizes to be won at National Level. These prizes are split one per age category. The national prizes are 1 x Family Holiday (2 Adults & 2 Kids under 18) per winner which includes 3 night stay in a Luxury Suite in Delphi Adventure Resort, full Irish breakfast each morning, 4 adventure tokens per person, free bike hire for the family on one day of choice, 3 course evening meal in The 814 Restaurant on two evenings of your choice and thermal suite experience for the parents… What a prize!
Speaking at the launch of the competition Denise Carroll, Marketing & Communications Executive for Haven said “We know that parents are concerned about how technology effects their children’s physical and mental health and with children going back to school there is now an added pressure with school work, so it’s an ideal time to introduce this campaign. The ‘Healthy Minds’ colouring competition has been devised to encourage young children to spend less time in front of screens and to reignite their creativity in an era where technology is consuming so much of young people’s attention. Colouring has many different benefits including helping children to focus, relax and stimulate their imagination.”
Having encouraged many children to express their creativity over the years Don Conroy is back judging the competition again this year. Speaking at the launch of the campaign Don said “I am delighted to be working with Haven again on this wonderful initiative. Although technology is brilliant for children it is as important as ever for kids to stretch their creativity through art. Colouring is a great starting point to spark an interest in the creative arts with children and a fun way for children to take a break from technology. We want to encourage parents and children alike, to take quality time together enjoy the simple pleasure of art and crafts.”
So go on, encourage your littles ones to get creative and they could win the family a 4* Luxury Holiday! To enter the Healthy Minds Colouring Competition, just pop into your local Haven Pharmacy and pick up your entry form.
Closing Date Friday 28th September 2018