CPRE Painting Competition
Cheshire Branch is seeking young artists to paint a colourful picture showing tasty local foods or a bright farming scene. They could have their artwork transformed into one of a series of large professional posters for the charity to use in its Local Foods campaign throughout the Cheshire area.
As part of our campaign to promote Local Foods, we recently made the first presentations of our new 'Buy Local' Awards to three businesses nominated by members of the public for providing excellent opportunities to buy high quality local foods (see below). Building on the success of the scheme, we are now taking nominations for awards to be made in 2007, and the winning pictures will be used to promote the scheme in the future.
John Turnbull, Chairman of CPRE Cheshire, said: ‘Our local foods campaign has been very popular, and we now need a new set of six posters for the display we take out events and shows in the area. Everyone knows kids paint the best pictures, so we’re asking them to design a poster that shows how good local food is.
‘Their work could be a painting of locally grown food, or of one of the places where local food can be bought – perhaps a farm shop or market stall, or they could paint a farm scene showing animals grazing or crops growing. They could add a slogan to get the local foods message across if they want,’ he added.
We hope the competition will help children make the connection between healthy foods and their local landscape, and make them more aware of the benefits of buying food produced close to their homes. If you would like to learn more about local foods, CPRE has produced a very encouraging report on how they can be a great success. (This is quite a large file, so it may take a while to load).
Sadly, the competition has now closed. Judging is underway, and the results will be announced soon. Many thanks to all who entered - these were some great ideas.