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Search begins for pupils with the art-factor

30 October 2013

The hunt is on to find the next generation of best young artists from schools in the North West!

This week sees hundreds of schools from Blackpool to Bootle and Southport to Salford being invited to take part in the North West Schools Art Competition 2014 in a search to uncover some of the best young artistic and creative talents in the region.

Organised by Manchester-based education law firm Browne Jacobson, the competition is in its second year and follows on from last years success which attracted more than 1000 entries from primary and secondary schools from across the North West.

This year the organisers are inviting primary and secondary school pupils to catapult their creative minds to the future and create inspirational pieces of art that encapsulates the theme Where I live in 2100.

Dominic Swift, education partner and head of Browne Jacobsons Manchester office, commented:

"The idea behind the competition is to inspire school children of all ages and talents to develop their visual and artistic skills by imagining what their city, town or village will look like in 2100.

"Last years competition was a fantastic success and we were absolutely delighted with the number and quality of entries submitted.

"The feedback we received from schools was extremely positive and their input has been invaluable in helping us to develop the theme for this years competition.

"The North West is clearly a hot bed of artistic and creative talent from L S Lowry and William Turner to Sir Norman Foster. We are hoping that even more young people in our schools will take part this year and we might hopefully discover the next great artist!"

The competition is open to pupils in four age categories:

  • Mini Monets (4-7)
  • Potential Picassos (8-11)
  • Dazzling Da Vincis (12-14)
  • Wannabe Warhols (15 & 16)

Upto 15 entries will be shortlisted in each category with the shortlisted entries on display at an exclusive exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on 14 March 2014. The event will be attended by members of Manchesters art world, local dignitaries and the shortlisted artists, school representatives and parents.

The winners in each category will each receive a Samsung Galaxy 2, with a Panasonic Lumix digital camera and an iPod Shuffle being awarded to the second and third placed entrants respectively.

All the winners schools will receive a contribution towards art supplies and be given a one years free subscription to QuickCall, Browne Jacobsons rapid response specialist legal telephone advisory service.

The winning pictures will be displayed in one of the regions hospitals as well as Browne Jacobsons Manchester office.

For more information or to register for the North West Schools Art Competition 2014, go to http://www.education-advisors.com/north-west-schools-art-competition-2014/ . Schools can also follow the latest news about the competition on twitter @BJeducationlaw #BJArtComp

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