Poster competition searches for junior Picasso
Published by Hazel Rycroft for Keepmoat in Communities and also in Housing
Sarah Booth of Keepmoat with four of the 20 children who entered their designs at last week’s Eastfield Christmas Fayre
Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat is hoping to find Scarborough’s answer to Picasso as it launches a poster competition with a twist.
The competition, which was announced at last week’s Eastfield Christmas Fayre, is calling for local children to come up with designs which show just what it is they love about living in Scarborough and the area of Eastfield.
With three age categories - five and under, six to nine and 10 and over - the overall winner of the competition will have their artwork put up in lights at the housebuilder’s latest development of 121 homes in Middle Deepdale.
The competition deadline is on Friday, December 20 and entrants can collect poster packs and submit their entries at the Scarborough Job Match Shop on High Street, Eastfield, YO11 3LJ.
The winner will be decided by judges in January, with winners crowned from each category receiving a £10 voucher for Retro 36 toy shop.
The overall winner will win a £20 voucher for Retro 36 and their design will be used on site hoardings, on brochures and displayed in pride of place in the show home at the new development.
Sarah Booth, Assistant Partnerships Manager at Keepmoat, said: “Having only launched the competition last week we have already had over 20 entries.
“Scarborough is a really beautiful place to live and work, so hopefully we’ll see lots of creative posters flood in over the new few weeks.
“We hope to be able to display all the posters submitted in the Job Match Shop, so everyone can see the amazing artistic talent of children in Scarborough.”
The competition entries will be judged by Cllr Chris Parsons, Richard Coy, Partnerships Manager at Keepmoat, and Claire Robinson of Job Match in January.
Keepmoat is currently developing a £7m housing scheme which will see 121 new homes built on the first phase as part of the Middle Deepdale development.
The company is also working in partnership with Sanctuary to develop a 60-unit extra care scheme for the over 55s in nearby Overdale. This scheme will include facilities such as a restaurant, gym and a hair and beauty salon.