Still time to enter Maidenhead and Me art competition

Staff reporter

With the clock ticking, the town’s civic society is reminding artists and photographers of all abilities there is still time to enter an art competition with the theme of ‘Why I love Maidenhead’.

Organisers of Maidenhead and Me – now in its third year – want paintings, drawings or photographs which sum up the artist’s affection for the town.

Prizes of up to £250 are on offer, as well as the chance to see all the entries exhibited in the Nicholsons Centre for two weeks in September.

Maidenhead and Me is organised by Maidenhead Civic Society with support and sponsorship from the Maidenhead Advertiser and The Louis Baylis Charitable Trust, the Nicholsons Centre, Enjoy Maidenhead and Art On The Street.

Civic society chairman Bob Dulson said: “Maidenhead and Me was inspired by the town centre regeneration project, the biggest makeover in its history, and the fact that we have a very vibrant art scene, including some very talented youngsters.

“Now the diggers and cranes have moved in, its a great time to consider through the artist’s eye what Maidenhead means to us and why we love it.”

He added: “With six weeks to go and summer here, now is the ideal time to get creative and work on your entries.”

Application forms are available the Friends of Maidenhead unit in Queens Walk in the Nicholsons Centre, near the entrance opposite Marks & Spencer.

They can also be picked up in Bovilles Art Shop or downloaded from the Advertiser website.

The competition is open to all in two categories – adults and under-16s.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 24.

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