WW1 art competition – 'follow your inspiration'

Poppies. Medals. Sepia tone photos. Bravery. Mud. Trenches. Battlefields. Tanks. Memorials. Life on the home front. War graves. Kitchener poster. Women in factories. Victory. Treaty. Remembrance services. Heroic relatives. Freedom.

There are many images that symbolise World War One. To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities, in Wycombe District we are working with the Royal British Legion to create a calendar that will be sold to raise funds for their Poppy Appeal.

People of all ages who are handy with a paintbrush, pencils or other creative tools, are invited to take part in our art competition – and could see their work featuring in the calendar. There will also be a local display of entries.

Cllr Graham Peart, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “This November will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and this art competition is a lovely way to commemorate the occasion, and to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

“There are so many aspects of the war that could be part of an art work, so simply follow your inspiration.”

We already have a good number of entries, but there is still plenty of time to take part.

Artwork can be submitted in one of five age categories (five and under, six to nine, 10 to 13, 13+, and 18 and over) by Saturday 30 June. The theme is ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 / Remembrance’.

For conditions of entry and the entry form go to www.wycombe.gov.uk and search for ‘art competition’.