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Design Competition – Morpeth Heros

As part of its preparations for the 2018 In Bloom contest Morpeth Town Council is holding a competition to find new designs for the planters in the Market Place.

As many of you will know the planters  currently carry designs produced to mark the 2012 London Olympics, and these images were intended to be in place for a period of 5 years.  They will now be replaced as part of the Morpeth in Bloom programme in 2018.

It has been decided that the new designs should be selected by an open art contest, with the images representative of some of the towns most renowned residents, ‘Morpeth Heroes’.

Although there are some obvious candidates for the status of a Morpeth Hero, it is hoped that submissions will reflect a wide range of individuals or organisations who have contributed to the town and to its growth and reputation.

Pictures need not be in the form of portraits, and can reflect events and other matters that represent or bring to mind the particular ‘hero’ or their activities.

Entries can be in any medium and of any size.

The requirement is for up to 40 images, and the chosen pictures could be on display for many years to come. All entries will be part of a display programme in the Town Hall and the best 3 images will be used as designs for postcards sold for charity through the Town councils facilities, and 3 prizes will be awarded.

The competition is open immediately and will close on Friday 18 May 2018.

The competition is being managed and run by Lateral Art at 1 Chantry Place, and entries can be submitted there, either in person or electronically to stephen@lateralart.co.uk and any queries can be addressed to Lateral Art on 01670 515559.

Please note that all work should be original and available for use as proposed without restriction.