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'Big Art Competition' launched

Created on 25/10/2021 @ 10:00
Budding artists are being invited to enter a town art competition marking the publication of Newtown's Place Plan.

Newtown Town Council has launched the "Our Newtown: Big Art Competition"which is open to all ages.

The competition is inviting entries that show "What I love about Newtown."

Lead Councillor for the Place Plan, Cllr Richard Edwards, said: “Everything about Newtown Place Plan is big. From all evidence that was collected to the huge amount of time and energy that the community contributed to get it done. 'Our Town, Our Plan' shows us a way forward to creating a town where people want to live, work and visit. And now comes Our Newtown: Big Art Competition."

Our Town, Our Plan: The Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Place Plan 2021-2036 is a 15-year plan for the future of the town. It was put together with the involvement of 48 local organisations and based on over 7,000 comments and ideas from the community.

To read the plan or find out more visit:

A digital photograph entry of your artwork can show your favourite place to walk, play or meet friends or a favourite building or place to visit.

It could also be a picture of an inspirational person associated with Newtown.

"The brighter and more colourful, the better. You can draw, paint, create digital art or go bold with a 3D creation," said Cllr Edwards.

The winning artwork will receive a cash prize and be exhibited at the Oriel Davies art gallery.

Under 11s – winner prize £25
11-18 - winner prize £50
Over 18s - winner prize £75

To enter, create your artwork – in any way you would like. Take a photo and send in digitally via the online entry form:
Closing date: Friday 3rd December and entries will be judged by The Mayor and the Director of Oriel Davies Gallery.

Commenting on the competition, Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director of Oriel Davies said: “Oriel Davies are delighted to be involved in this competition. We really look forward to seeing the places that matter to local people, who knows we might even see pictures of the gallery."