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Young people in East Cambs encouraged to get creative!

Young people living in East Cambridgeshire are being encouraged to take part in East Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Art Reach 2016.

With only 7 days to go to the closing date, police in the newly refurbished Ely Police Station are encouraging local young people to get creative to help bring their stark white walls back to life.

The theme of the competition is ‘Mood or Emotion’ and budding artists can use any creative medium that captures their imagination. There is even a blank white brick work wall if any urban street artists would like to draw up an idea and enter it into the competition.

The event is sponsored by Huion who have donated state of the art digital slates and styluses for the winners of each category.

Organiser of Art Reach 2016, Sergeant Phil Priestley said:

“Competitions like this help us get closer to young people, to understand what matters to them in their communities. We’re looking forward to seeing just how creative they can be!”

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, added:

“I feel privileged to one of the judges of Art Reach and really looking forward to viewing all of the artwork the young people create. No doubt choosing the winners will be a difficult decision.”

The closing date for entries is the 31st March 2016 with contenders shortlisted invited to an awards ceremony the 7th April.

The categories for entrants are by age or ability:

  • 10 years or under
  • 11 years to 13
  • 14 years to 16
  • 17 & 18 years
  • Supported learning or special needs

The judges for the competition are:

  • Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary Alec Wood
  • Police & Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright
  • Mayor of Ely, Lis Every
  • Prof Jean Michel Massing of the Dept. Art History at Cambridge University