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Young artists asked to get creative

May 2, 2012

West Cheshire College has launched an Olympic themed Animal Art Competition for children aged 2-11 years old.

Olympic Art Competition

The competition, run in partnership with Chester Zoo and the College’s Little Einstein’s crèche, invites children from the area to get creative and colour in or draw, paint or create a collage of an animal competing in an Olympic event.

Jennifer Turner, Marketing Officer at West Cheshire College, said: “We decided to launch the Animal Art Competition to link in with our May ‘Stay, Play and Learn’ sessions at the Little Einstein’s crèche which will be focusing on animals.

“The competition is split into two different ages groups; 2-4 year olds are being asked to colour in a picture on the back of the application form and 5-11 year olds are tasked to draw or create a collage of an animal competing in an Olympic event, it could be a giraffe doing the hurdles; an elephant doing the long jump or you could be creative and make up a new event.”

Chester Zoo’s Tourism Coordinator, Julie Benn, said: “We have over 8,000 animals at the zoo, ranging from the tiny rare and endangered Partula snails to huge black rhinos and Asian elephants.

“So, we hope children get creative and take inspiration from all of our amazing species.”

 

The closing date for entries is Friday 15th June and there will be an exhibition and awards ceremony on Saturday 23rd June at 12 noon as part of the College’s Family Fun Day at the Ellesmere Port Campus, off Sutton Way. The competition will be judged by local artist Chloe Holt and West Cheshire College principal Sara Mogel.

The winner of the competition will be awarded a prize from Chester Zoo.

The Stay, Play and Learn sessions will be held at the Little Einstein’s crèche at the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus off Sutton Way every Tuesday in May between 10am-12noon.

To enter, simply contact Jennifer Turner in the Marketing Department on 01244 656417 or download an entry form at  http://www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/objects/downloads/ArtCompetition2-4.pdf for children aged 2-4 or http://www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/objects/downloads/ArtCompetition5-11.pdf for children aged 5-11.

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