Young budding artists are being encouraged to enter a new competition to design Malvern Hills themed rubber stamps.

Malvern Hills District Council have joined forces with Malvern Hills Trust to launch a new children’s design competition starting on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

The competition has been launched in preparation for a Letterboxing event, taking place later in the year, where the winning stamps will be used as part of a quest for children and families to find on and around the Malvern Hills.

There will be 25 design themes altogether, ranging from tiny jewel like flowers found on acid grassland, to snakes and donkeys.

A judging panel will then pick their favourite designs to be made up into rubber ink stamps.

Children must be aged between 5 and 14 years, entries close on Friday 23 February 2018.

Local schools, and groups such as guides, brownies or scouts are also being encouraged to enter the competition.

 Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/competition or email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information.

Rachel Vann, Physical and Well Being Officer at Malvern Hills District Council said: “We are really looking forward to seeing all the lovely pictures and designs created by the young people in the district.

“It will be a great achievement for the winning designs to then be used in the Letterboxing event, which combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving, as well as children and families enjoying the amazing outdoors”.

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