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Local pupils given four weeks to Save the Planet!

26 January 2015

Local school pupils have just four weeks to Save the planet - the theme for this years North West schools arts competition!

This years competition, which is now in its third year and organised by Browne Jacobson, is challenging local primary and secondary school children across the North West to produce a piece of artwork that showcases interesting and creative ways to protect the environment.

This years entries will be judged by Philip Hodgkinson, co-founder of the book the Good Old Drawing, and well-known childrens illustrator Martin Impey. The deadline for entries is Friday 27 February.

Winners and runners up will each receive their prizes from the Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester Councillor Susan Cooley at a special exhibition of all the shortlisted entries to be held at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.

Dai Durbridge, Education Partner at Browne Jacobson, said:

"Children have a fantastic imagination and this years competition is a great way for local pupils to think creatively about the environment in which they live and how it can be preserved and improved for future generations to come.

"Schools across the North West have really engaged with the competition since we launched it over two years ago and whilst there are only four weeks left to submit entries it is not too late for schools to register their interest and participate."

Each year over 1000 entrants take part from schools across the North West and this year 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)

For more information or to register for the North West Schools Art Competition, go to http://www.education-advisors.com.

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