Young artists set tone for contest

Chesterfield Children's Painting Competition
Chesterfield Children's Painting Competition
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WINNERS of the annual Chesterfield in Bloom children’s painting competition have seen their masterpieces turned into promotional banners.

The banners will soon be on display to promote Chesterfield’s entry into the East Midland’s in Bloom campaign, judged in the middle of July.

There were two competition themes – Fairytale Garden for pupils from reception to Year 2 and Blooming Wild for Year 3 to Year 6. More than 700 pupils from eight primary schools took part.

It is the sixth year of the competition in Chesterfield.

Coun Chris Ludlow, lead member for the environment at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “As always we’ve had a terrific response from school children for the painting competition.

“We’re now looking forward to seeing the school garden entries for this year’s Chesterfield in Bloom awards.”

Winners of the painting competition will receive prizes and certificates at the Chesterfield in Bloom awards ceremony in early October at the Ringwood Hall Hotel in the town.