17th Jul, 2019

Budding artists across Malvern Hills urged to enter rubber stamp competition

Craig Gibbons 23rd Jan, 2018

YOUNG artists are being encouraged to enter a new competition to design Malvern Hills themed rubber stamps.

The district council has joined forces with Malvern Hills Trust to launch a new children’s design competition which started today (Tuesday).

The competition has been launched in preparation for a letterboxing event, taking place later in the year, where the winning stamps will be used as part of a quest for children and families to find on and around the Malvern Hills.

There will be 25 design themes altogether, ranging from tiny jewel like flowers found on acid grassland, to snakes and donkeys.

A judging panel will then pick their favourite designs to be made up into rubber ink stamps.

Rachel Vann, physical and well-being officer at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We are really looking forward to seeing all the lovely pictures and designs created by the young people in the district.

“It will be a great achievement for the winning designs to then be used in the letterboxing event, which combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving, as well as children and families enjoying the amazing outdoors.”

Children must be aged between five and 14 to enter and entries close on Friday, February 23.

Schools and groups such as guides, brownies or scouts are also being encouraged to enter the competition.

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/competition or email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information.

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