Colouring competition launched for children

Simon Williams, Paul Knight and Alan Hills launching the competition
Simon Williams, Paul Knight and Alan Hills launching the competition

Youngsters across Daventry district can get arty this summer to spread an anti-littering message– with the chance to win some fantastic prizes and see their work framed.

As part of its Clean up My Community Campaign, Daventry District Council (DDC) and the Evergreen Art Café are encouraging children to draw and colour pictures based on the message ‘Don’t be a Litter Bug’.

Professional artist Peter Smith of Washington Green will judge entries in three age categories: three to six, seven to nine and 10 to 12.

Entrants will have the chance to see their work displayed in the Evergreen Art Café and take part in a workshop with Mr Smith.

The winning picture will be used as part of DDC’s Clean Up My Community Campaign.

DDCs environment portfolio holder Cllr Daniel Cribbin said: “We’re really keen to encourage as many people as possible to join our campaign and we hope this drawing competition gives young people a chance to feel involved.

“It’s fantastic also to have such great support from a local business. There are some great prizes on offer so I’d encourage youngsters across the District to get their thinking caps on, great creative and come up with some wonderful designs.”

Simon Williams, owner of the Evergreen Art Café, said: “We were delighted to be approached by the Council and to be able to help support this fantastic initiative. Both myself and Peter Smith are excited to see the art work and ultimately see the winning entries being used to play their part in cleaning up Daventry.”

Entries should be sent with contact details and the name and age of the child to Daventry District Council, FREEPOST RSLS-BKHZ-USHK Environmental Health, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.