There are even more opportunities to win a prize in this year’s Civic Society art competition, Maidenhead and Me., which launched on Civic Day, Saturday 17th June*.

For the first time the popular competition, now in its fourth year, has separate art and photography sections with three age categories in each, adults, teenagers and under-10s. A total of 18 prizes of up to £200 are on offer, aided by extra new sponsorship from the Nicholsons Centre.

 “The aim of Maidenhead and Me remains the same,” said Civic Society chairman, Bob Dulson, “which is to stimulate and promote an appreciation of the place we call home through the artist’s eye. But we’ve extended it this year because we’re really keen to attract more entries, particularly from the many talented youngsters that we know are out there.”

 “Our theme is ‘Maidenhead as I see it’ which entrants can depict in the medium of their choice. This offers scope for a variety of interpretations and, with the whole of the summer to think about it, we look forward to some imaginative creations.”

 Full details of the competition, the prizes and how to enter are contained in the entry form available here. Copies are also available from Bovilles Art Shop, the Nicholsons Centre or via the Maidenhead Advertiser website.

 The competition closes on the weekend of Saturday 8th September. All the entries will be exhibited in the Nicholsons Centre for three weeks following the prizegiving on Saturday 16th September.

 The Civic Society is grateful for additional sponsorship and support from Maidenhead Advertiser and The Louis Baylis Trust, The Nicholsons Centre, Enjoy Maidenhead, Art on the Street CIC and Bovilles Art Shop. 

* Civic Day is a chance for communities to say ‘we care about where we live’. It is organised by Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, to which Maidenhead Civic Society is affiliated.