Registration for The Big Draw Festival 2018 is now open!

Thank you for interest in signing up as a Big Draw Festival Organiser in 2018! We hope you enjoy being part of The World's Biggest Drawing Festival!

We are thrilled to announce our theme for 2018: Play - For kids and big kids alike, The Big Draw Festival 2018 is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun with those HBs! You are in exactly the right place to kick-start your drawing adventure, so whether this is your 15th year or your first scroll down to register or login.

Register today for a wide range of resources and support!

For the 3rd year subscription fees have been frozen for all organisers. Click below for a guide on which organiser tier to select during registration. 


21 February 2018 - Theme announced and registrations open

30 April 2018 - Early Bird for schools registration offer ends.

October 2018 - *The Big Draw Festival 2018!

31 January 2019 - Submissions for The Big Draw Festival Awards close.

*The majority of Big Draw organisers coincide their events with the main Festival in October. However, many events take place outside of this period with full promotional support and organiser benefits. Once registered, organisers can list unlimited events until the end of 2018.

Returning Big Draw Festival Organiser?

Please use your existing Big Draw username. Organisers from last year should continue to use your existing organiser profiles which are saved on our system. You will be taken to the 2018 fee portal - once your 2018 subscription is paid, this renews your Big Draw Festival subscription until the end of December 2018. You can then start adding unlimited Festival events, access all resources and will be able to request your bespoke Welcome Pack from the organiser area. 

New Big Draw Festival Organiser?

Welcome Aboard!

Please register using the form below. You will receive a welcome e-mail with further instructions, and will be able to access the fee portal immediately to activate your profile.  Once you have registered and your subscription has been paid you will be able to add your Organisation details, list your Big Draw Festival events, claim your free Welcome Pack, and gain access to your downloadable resources.

After registration, organisations can list events until December 2018, when registration is reset.

Your login details

Please choose a username representative of your organisation rather than that of a staff member.  For example, Lindsay David, the Arts Coordinator at Arcturus Arts Centre, should choose a username like Arcturusarts rather than Lindsaydavid

Note that your username and password are case sensitive. Forgotten your password?  Please click here to reset it.

For more information about our subscription model and pricing, see our press release dated 15th June 2016 here.   Fees for 2018 Registrations have been frozen since their introduction in 2016 with a new early bird offer for schools in 2018.

If you have any enquiries about the membership process, or are having trouble logging in, please contact our Administrator on


Organisation login

Please enter the user name / email address and password which you used to set up your account below to login.

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If you have problems logging in it may be that someone in your organisation has already registered using your user name.

If so, they will need to login for you initially and then you can choose to change passwords and email details when you are logged in.

User registration

If you or someone from your organisation are not registered with The Big Draw please register a Username here first. If possible, create a generic Username not specific to a named member of staff, e.g. ArcturusArts.


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If you would like to know more about taking part in The Big Draw click here.

If you are having problems with registration or login please email us at