The Police at Ely are calling on all youngsters to help brighten their workplace and make the building a more welcoming place for the public by running a competition to celebrate young local talent.
Called “Art Reach 2016” they will be accepting entries in any form that can be wall mounted. There are four categories. Those entering the competition must live in East Cambridgeshire.
The categories are:
• 11 – 13 years
• 14 – 16 years
• 17 – 18 years
• Entrants with learning difficulties or disabilities not defined by their age.
The competition has been sponsored by digital art tool manufacturer Huion, who have supplied four digital art tablets as prizes.
The winners will be judged by a panel including:
– Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright
– Chief Constable Alec Wood
– Mayor Liz Avery (City of Ely)
– Prof Jean Michel Massing (Department of Art History, Cambridge University)
All of the short listed entrants will be invited to a reception at Kings School in Ely on April 7, where the winners will be announced.
Sergeant Phil Priestley said: “We’re delighted to launch this exciting new competition that will demonstrate the talent of young people in East Cambridgeshire.
All of the art work submitted will be displayed through social media so that everyone can enjoy it and every shortlisted piece will be displayed in the police station.
The theme of the competition is mood or emotion – and we would ask all of our artists to focus their composition on conveying or displaying a mood or emotion.”
All submissions can be submitted across the counter at Ely police station, sent to the police station through the post, or scanned and emailed to East-Cambs-Cops@cambs.pnn.police.uk.
All entries should include the name and contact detail of the entrant and be marked ‘ArtReach 2016’.