MADhurst, a celebration of music, arts, and culture which is currently planned to take place throughout the town in August, is inviting children to get creative with their love for drawing, colouring and painting.
Rebecca Osborne, from the national park, said: “We’re looking to inspire children to turn one of our iconic species into a piece of art.
“Whether it’s an otter, barn owl or Adonis blue butterfly, we want children to let their imaginations run wild from the comfort of their homes.
“It’s very simple to submit an entry, as we’re just asking people to take a high-res image of the artwork on their mobile phones and email it in. Winners will have their artwork turned into a limited edition postcard, which will be available for sale in the South Downs Centre, while stocks last.”
Any profit from sales of the postcard will be donated to the South Downs National Park Trust, the official charity of the national park.
The closing date for entries is May 31 and entries should feature of the following animals: otter, water vole, sand lizard, emperor dragonfly, barn owl, natterjack toad, red kite, Adonis blue butterfly, hare or potter bee.
There are three age groups: five years and under, six to eight years and nine to 11 years.
For further details and to download an entry form visit madhurst.co.uk/childrens-art-competition-is-open-for-entries
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