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Countdown begins to futuristic schools art competition

7 January 2014

Local primary and secondary school pupils have less than four weeks to show off their creative talents in the 2nd North West schools arts competition.

The competition, which is being organised by Browne Jacobson and supported by Roald Dahls Marvellous Childrens Charity, aims to put young artistic talents to the test by inviting primary and secondary school children from across the region to produce a piece of artwork that depicts what they think their city, town or village will look like in 2100.

To date over 40 schools have registered to take part in the competition and the deadline for all artwork to be submitted is Monday 3 February 2014.

The judges tasked with picking the winners this year include a representative from Roald Dahls Marvellous Childrens Charity, the co-founder of the book the Good Old Drawing Philip Hodgkinson and well-known childrens illustrator, Martin Impey.

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

"Going by last years fantastic entries there is clearly a wealth of young artistic talent in our schools and the judges are really looking forward to seeing entries from all over the region.

"There is still time for schools and their pupils to enter the competition but with less than a month to go the clock is ticking. We would encourage schools and pupils to get involved as soon as possible if they havent already by registering at http://www.education-advisors.com/."

The 2nd North West schools arts 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 put on display at an exclusive exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on 14 March 2014.

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 also 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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