The Mid Cheshire Line has today announced a children’s art competition called the MY CHESHIRE POSTER AWARDS to provide a teaching resource for children who unable to go to school due to the Coronavirus.
They have teamed up with Chester artist Nicky Thompson to design the awards which are open to all Cheshire children aged 4-11.
The awards are split into 2 age categories: 4-7 and 8-11…with a winner and two runners up in each bracket. All winners and runners-up will receive a professional set of coloured pencils, and the two overall winners will see their designs adorn the platforms of a Mid Cheshire Line Station.
The inspiration for the competition is Nicky’s recent Made In Chester exhibition at The Grosvenor Museum.
The Mid Cheshire Line’s John Hulme said:
‘We hope this project will help teachers and mums and dads by providing an interesting art project to work on with their children, and it will give everyone an opportunity to look at Nicky’s iconic artworks and the history behind them. We are working on something really special for the prize giving event, so watch this space!’
Marketing Cheshire’s Nicola Said commented:
‘We are delighted to be sponsoring this competition…Nicky’s posters are so beautiful and colourful, we hope that the young artist’s of Cheshire can use this inspiration to create something magical that will cheer us all up at this difficult time.’
Nicky Thompson said:
‘It’s a lovely little competition and I am really looking forward to seeing what the young artists of Cheshire come up with.’
The awards are open until 1st May 2020 and the judges are Nicky Thompson, John Hulme (President of Cheshire Best Kept Stations and member of the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership) and Katrina Michel (Director CH1ChesterBID).
To enter simply visit www.nickythompsonart.co.uk/mcpcomp and download the template. There is also a downloadable Teacher Resource.
Published 2nd April 2020