Capture pond life for EHDC art competition

Friday, 2 September, 2022

Young artists only have a few weeks left to enter East Hampshire District Council’s wildlife art competition.

This year the competition focuses on the murky world of pond life, with entries to be received by Tuesday 20 September.

The competition, launched by EHDC Cllr Diana Tennyson, seeks to encourage young people to engage with the local environment and think about wildlife and their habitats.

Cllr Diana Tennyson said: "I am really looking forward to seeing the wonderful pieces of artwork our local children will be creating and I expect to see a wonderful assortment of fun frogs, lovely lilies and beautiful dragonflies among the submissions.

“This is the third year we have run an art competition of this type. It's a great way of encouraging children to go outside, engage with their local environment and, hopefully, spark a life-long love of nature.

The competition is split into four age groups: Four years and below, 5-7 years old, 8-11 years old, and 12-15 years old.

Entries can be submitted in any medium, the more creative the better, and will be judged by Local artist and illustrator, Rachel Hudson.

Winning entries will be displayed in the gallery at Gilbert White’s House Museum and at the Allen Gallery in Alton.

The winners in each category will receive a family entry pass for a year.

Application forms to enter this year’s art competition can be found on the council’s website: