Bright sparks needed for Hallam art challenge

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SHEFFIELD school and college students are being asked to design their own unique piece of jewellery with the best entry set to be created by metalwork and craft experts at Hallam University.

With a theme of graffiti and street arts, the winning piece with go on display in June at Hallam’s annual design show.

The Project Spark design competition is part of the university’s Creative Spark exhibition, an end of year degree show which showcases the work of its most creative students.

The winning design will be created by specialists in the university’s state-of-the-art metalwork and jewellery studios.

The competition is open to all school and college students studying any art or design-related subject in Years 10 to 13.

Organiser Kate Jackson, schools and colleges liaison manager at Sheffield Hallam, said: “We hope the competition will inspire young people to come up with some really innovative and creative designs that can be showcased to the whole city.”

The three shortlisted entrants will be invited, along with representatives from their school or college and family or friends, to the opening night of Creative Spark on Friday, June 10.

Closing date for entries is Monday, May 16.