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Prize Art Contest To Instil "Pride in Maidenhead" (April 2014)

Maidenhead Civic Society is launching an art competition, called "Maidenhead and Me", which aims to get people thinking about the town and what it means to them. The resulting paintings, drawings and photographs will be exhibited in Nicholsons shopping centre in June and competitors can win up to 250 pounds in prize money.
Maidenhead is changing. The town has embarked on a major regeneration programme and the council is drawing up a new local plan for the Borough. An appropriate time, the Civic Society thought, to consider what's important about Maidenhead...to reflect on 'what Maidenhead means to me'.
"Maidenhead and Me is designed to raise awareness of the town and the community and, we hope, restore a little pride in the place we love," said Civic Society chairman, Bob Dulson.
The competition concludes on Saturday 21st June - national Civic Day - when Home Secretary and local MP Theresa May will hand out the prizes and formally open an exhibition of all the entries in The Nicholsons Centre.
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.
Helping the Civic Society in staging the event are Bovilles Art Shop, Enjoy Maidenhead, The Nicholsons Centre, Maidenhead Advertiser and the Louis Baylis Charitable Trust. We are very grateful indeed for all the help and support. The generous sponsorship also means we are able to offer some very attractive cash prizes in both categories.
How to Enter:
- Maidenhead and Me is open to all in two categories: Adult and Under-16s
- Entrants will be asked to portray "What Maidenhead Means to Me" in the medium of their choice, including photography.
- Completed works should be no larger than 30cm x 30cm
Full details, terms and conditions are contained in the Entry Forms, available from Bovilles Art Shop in the High Street and The Nicholsons Centre or to download from: www.artonthestreet.org.uk.