Respect for art could win

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YOUNG urban artists have been asked to show respect for the chance to win an ipod.

A design competition has been launched by Northumberland County Council to challenge youngsters to produce an original artwork showing what the word respect means to them.

The contest is split into three age groups — nine and ten years, 11 and 12 years and 13 to 16 years — and five finalists in each will be selected to take part in a live final when they will produce their designs on giant billboards.

The winners of each category will receive an ipod and along with the three runners-up will see their work displayed in the council’s Public Protection building in Morpeth.

The initiative is being led by the public protection, highways and neighbourhood services teams in conjunction with the Safer Northumberland Partnership as part of a programme to promote citizenship and respect among school children.

Prizes have been donated by Specialist Computer Centres (SCC).

Entries should be submitted on A3 paper to Urban Art Competition, Public Protection Building, Loansdean, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2AP, by Friday, September 23. The final will take place on Friday, October 21.

For more information or an application form visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/urban