Armed Forces Day art competition for children and teenagers

​Date: 28/4/2015

PR 4933

Armed Forces Day art competition for children and teenagers

Young people from the Wakefield district are being urged to get creative and enter this year's Armed Forces Day drawing competition.

This year's Armed Forces Day is being celebrated in Wakefield on Saturday 20 June from 10am to 5pm at Nostell Priory and Parkland (National Trust), marking the contribution the military makes to this country.

The event is free and includes a Spitfire flypast, a free fall parachute display, and military bands. Children will also be able to enjoy attractions including climbing towers, a giant inflatable assault course and paint balling.

To get involved, Wakefield Council is asking young people to enter a drawing, inspired by the armed services, and in three age categories 4-8 years; 9-12 years and 12-16 years.

In each age group, the first prize winner will be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher, and their design will feature on next year's poster. There will also be a runner up from each age group and they will receive a £10 Amazon voucher.

Cllr Sandra Pickin, Armed Forces Champion for the district, and Mayor of Wakefield district, said: "This competition is a wonderful way for children to celebrate and honour those who have fought to protect our country and are still serving.

"We urge everybody to get creative and of course they can win prizes as well."

Prizes will be awarded to winners by Lord St Oswald and war veteran Ben Parkinson MBE, at the Armed Forces Day event.

Images must be drawn within a square box 10cm x 10cm : Entries need to include the name, age and address of the child and a parent, and a contact phone number.

Entries must be sent to Armed Forces Day competition, Room 203, County Hall, Freepost RTKZ-KJRX-ETXE, Wakefield, WF1 2QW  and received by 18 May 2015 :

Winning entries will be notified by Tuesday 2 June 2015. Winners will be invited to the event on Saturday 20 June 2015 to claim their prizes