Daily Mile art competition

06 Mar 2023

Primary schools in Sutton participating in the Daily Mile have been invited to take part in the London Borough of Sutton's Daily Mile art competition. The competition theme is “The Daily Mile makes me smile because…”

The competition aims to promote physical activity for primary school children by showcasing why they enjoy participating in the Daily Mile. Encouraging physical activity to improve health outcomes is one of many actions Sutton Council is taking to make Sutton an inclusive place for everyone

The competition is open to children aged 4 - 11 years in Sutton primary schools participating in the Daily Mile. The competition is open from Monday 20 February to Friday 24 March 2023.

What is the Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is an initiative to improve children’s wellbeing through 15 minutes of walking, running or wheeling each day. This can be done by anyone  - regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances; and anywhere – in the school playground or a local park. 

Half of primary schools in Sutton are participating in the Daily Mile with 47% of children in Sutton averaging 60 minutes of activity every day.

But we know we can do even more:

How to take part

Children are to illustrate how ‘The Daily Mile Makes me Smile’ on A4 paper, using coloured pens, pencils or felt tip pens (no glitter, paint or crayon). Artwork will be judged by age category. 

Entrants must submit an original piece of artwork that is their own work, not subject to copyright or infringes copyright. 

Entries are to be submitted via participating schools.

Entry to the competition is free of charge. Please note that entrants are responsible for any costs incurred in creating and submitting their artwork. 

Only one entry per person permitted - entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

Please refer to the competition Terms & Conditions for further guidance.

Exhibition and awards ceremony

Competition entries will be displayed at the Daily Mile art exhibition in late May through early June, location to be announced. An interactive, walking trail will be available for children and families to explore near the museum.

A prize ceremony will be held to award winning artists and schools. Further details will be announced.