Children's Art Competition

Imagining the future of the high street

This competition is now closed. Well done to all the entrants! Have a look above at the young artistic talent of Mansfield.

Some of the buildings in the town centre are looking a bit tired and sad. Over the next few years, the Mansfield Townscape Heritage Project will be smartening them up. In the meantime, you can help us imagine what they might look like when they are finished by choosing one of the buildings and drawing or painting a picture of it.

There will be prizes from Smyths Toys for the best four pictures, with a top prize of a £100 go-cart! If you win first prize and don’t fancy a go-cart, you can choose anything of the same value. Closing date for entries is Friday 28 August.

Visit Mansfield Online

You may not feel safe to go into town just yet, so you can use Google Street View to have a good look at all of the buildings and pick your favourite. They are all in Leeming Street, Stockwell Gate or the Market Place. The pins on our map show where each one is.

Take a Closer Look

When you are choosing which building to draw or paint, we want you to look closely at the buildings above street level, because that’s where you’ll find the interesting design and decoration. Look at the textures, shapes and colours in the walls, windows and the roof. In your picture you can change the shop – it can be anything you like!

Upload Your Entry – competition ended on 28th August 2020

Use the Add a Story link to upload a photo of your masterpiece (you may want to ask a grownup to help you). Don’t forget to tell us your name, age, and how we can get in touch with you.

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