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Wokingham Borough Mayor launches My Family themed art competition

Wokingham Borough Mayor launches My Family themed art competition

23 February 2021

Wokingham Borough Mayor and Home-Start Wokingham District call all primary school aged children living in the borough, to take part in a one of a kind, “My Family” themed art competition.


The contest is a celebration of Home-Start’s 25th anniversary, a local community network of trained volunteers who support families with young children through life’s toughest times.


The artwork must be a drawing, a colouring or a painting on plain paper and no bigger than A3 in size. The entries will be split into two age categories – infants (4 to 7 year-olds) and juniors (8 to 11 year-olds), with one lucky winner from each group.


Spectacular prizes, hampers of art and craft materials are up for grabs and have been sponsored by JoJo Art Club and Artists’ Harvest. The judges include the Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards, the chair of trustees of Home-Start and the head teachers of Addington and Shinfield St Mary’s schools. Closing date for submissions is 28 February and winners will be announced online on 4 April. There will also be a virtual exhibition of the top 25 designs.


To enter, please email a photograph of your child’s artwork to mayor@wokingham.gov.uk titled My Family Art Competitionin the subject line, including the name and age of your child, as well as a short explanation. Please keep original work copies safe, as we hope to be able to exhibit entries at a later date. The competition is free of charge, but a small donation to Home-Start Wokingham District would be greatly appreciated.


“Wokingham Borough is a home to many young creative people,” said Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Richards. “Joining in the competition is a fantastic way to keep busy this lockdown, whilst also honouring the all years of Home-Start’s hard work, helping families to overcome life-changing situations, challenges and pressures. I’d like to encourage as many children as possible to take part and wish them the very best of luck. I’m thrilled to see all the imaginative work that’s surely to come.”

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