Art competition launched for green-minded youngsters

Budding young artists are being encouraged to get creative and inspire others to get more active through healthier, environmentally greener journeys.

Art competition

The North Yorkshire County Council Sustainable Travel Team will judge artwork to select one winner and 11 runners up in both Primary and Secondary Competitions.

The winning art will be framed and showcased in an art exhibition at County Hall in Northallerton.

Artists can use any material, new or recycled, to create an A4 landscape image. They can use any process such as drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer-aided design, collage or montage.

The judges will score on originality, creativity, ideas and concepts, and how well it fits the brief of promoting sustainable travel.

The overall winners and runners up will receive shopping vouchers, and a framed copy of their artwork.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “During the lockdown period we know that many pupils have enjoyed spending time walking, cycling and scooting with their families.

“This unique art competition is a great way to teach our young people the importance of living an active lifestyle and the need to embrace sustainability. We can’t wait to see your vision of our environmentally-friendly future.”

Find further information and application forms for both competitions.

This story was published 15 July 2020