Queen’s Platinum Jubilee artwork competition launched for young people

Young people across East Cambridgeshire are being given the opportunity to design artwork to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The competition is being run by East Cambridgeshire District Council over the Easter Holidays and is based on the theme “Plant a tree for the Jubilee.”

Three designs will be shortlisted by the Council and transformed into artwork to help raise awareness of the Jubilee celebrations in June.

Each winner will get to see their artwork pasted onto the East Cambs Street Scene recycling lorries, shared on social media and made into posters. The best design will also be transformed into a special Platinum Jubilee card to be sent on behalf of the Council to Her Majesty the Queen.

In keeping with the “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” theme, each winner will also receive £50 of National Garden Gift Vouchers.

The competition is one of a number of activities being organised by the Council to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

On Tuesday (29 March), four children from Borough Green Primary School helped the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Alan Sharp plant a native beech tree in Brinkley.

Councillor Julia Huffer, Chair of the Council’s Operational Service Committee, said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone aged under 18 across the district to get involved in a very exciting project and I would encourage everyone who is able to, to take part and submit their entry.

“We look forward to seeing some of the creative ideas from young minds across the district.”

Designs need to be in landscape format, but can be created out of any media. The Council is accepting entries until 12pm on Friday 22 April.

Entries can be submitted to the Council office via post or by emailing comms@eastcambs.gov.uk.

Postal entries will need to be addressed to Communications Team and sent to East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE. Don’t forget to include your name, age, address and contact telephone number or email.

COMPETITION RULES

1. The competition is to design artwork based on the theme “Plant a tree for the Jubilee.”

2. Designs need to be in landscape format, but can be created out of any media.

3. The competition is open from now until 12:00 on Friday 22 April.

4. All designs should be submitted to the Communications Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE (your school or club may wish to collect designs and send them all to the Council in one go).

5. The competition only open to those aged 18 or under.

6. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 27 April and we will aim to have the artwork on bin lorries, posters and the Jubilee card ready in May.

7. Up to three winners will be selected and each will receive a £50 National Garden Scheme voucher.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE JUBILEE ARTWORK COMPETITION

1. Entries are open to all those aged 18 or under.

2. Entries are restricted to one entry per person. If you are under the age of 16, you must obtain permission from your parent/guardian before entering. East Cambridgeshire District Council does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

3. The Jubilee artwork must be created on a landscape piece of A4 paper, or on an equivalent digital format.

4. The competition is open from now and ends at 12:00pm on Friday 22 April 2022.

5. All designs should be submitted to The Comms Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council at The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE or emailed to: comms@eastcambs.gov.uk.

6. All designs should be the applicant’s own original artwork and not subject to copyright in any way.

7. All designs should be submitted with a name, age, address and contact telephone number or email.

8. Please note that entries will not be returned, therefore, make a copy if you wish to retain a copy.

9. The winners will be announced by East Cambridgeshire District Council on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

10. The winners will be contacted by East Cambridgeshire District Council and confirmation of the winners’ names and ages will be published by East Cambridgeshire District Council in post-competition publicity. By submitting an entry, the applicant accepts that their name and age will be published in post-competition publicity.

11. East Cambridgeshire District Council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The organisation and judging of this competition is controlled by East Cambridgeshire District Council and the decision of Annalise Lister, Communication Manager is final in every situation including any not covered above and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. At all times, East Cambridgeshire District Council reserves the right in the event of circumstances arising outside of its control which in Annalise Lister’s opinion makes it necessary, to cancel or change the competition at any stage.

13. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Rules and agree to be bound by them when entering this competition. East Cambridgeshire District Council reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not comply with these rules.

14. Up to three winners will be selected and each will receive a £50 National Garden Scheme voucher.