CIVIC SOCIETY LAUNCHES MAIDENHEAD AND ME 2016

On Saturday June 18th – Civic Day – Maidenhead Civic Society will be launching its third art competition Maidenhead and Me.
This year we're inviting Artists and Photographers to portray "Why I love Maidenhead" as a painting, drawing or photograph. Prizes of up to £250 are on offer, as well as the chance to see all the entries exhibited in The Nicholsons Centre for two weeks in September.
Maidenhead and Me is organised by the Civic Society with support and sponsorship from the Maidenhead Advertiser and The Louis Baylis Trust, The Nicholsons Centre, Enjoy Maidenhead and Art On The Street.
Application forms will be available on launch day from the Friends of Maidenhead* unit in Queens Walk in Nicholsons, near the entrance opposite M&S, and thereafter from the Nicholsons Centre, Bovilles Art Shop or to download from the Maidenhead Advertiser website, or from here Application Form
Civic Society chairman, Bob Dulson, said: "Maidenhead and Me was inspired by the town centre regeneration project, the biggest makeover in its history, and the fact that we have a very vibrant art scene, including some very talented youngsters. Now the diggers and cranes have moved in, we thought it was appropriate to consider through the artist’s eye what Maidenhead means to us and why we love it."
The Civic Society hope that Maidenhead and Me, which is now in its third year, will help to raise awareness of the town and its artistic community and help to restore a little pride in the place we call home.
The competition is open to all in two categories, Adult and Under-16. Winners will be announced on Saturday 24 September when Home Secretary and Maidenhead MP, Theresa May, will present the prizes and open the exhibition of all the entries in the Nicholsons Centre.
Maidenhead Civic Society is the town's leading amenity group on planning and environmental issues. It's been a respected voice in the community for over 50 years, Preserving the Best, Improving the Rest. www.maidenheadcivicsoc.org.uk
Civic Day is a chance for communities across the nation to say "we value where we live". It is organised by Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, to which Maidenhead Civic Society is affiliated.
* The Civic Society is one of a number of local organisations supporting Friends of Maidenhead, an initiative by Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club which aims to encourage public interest and involvement in the town centre regeneration programme.
Further information from: Bob Dulson T: 01628 627130 E: bob.dulson@btinternet.com