Art contest marks King’s coronation

WINNERS of an art competition to mark the King’s coronation will receive £50 gift voucher from the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) to spend on arts and craft.

The organisers are encouraging blind and partially-sighted children and young people to share a royal-themed piece of artwork by participating in the competition, adding that entrants can “make a crown for His Majesty The King; draw a picture of Windsor Castle or the King himself; or a sketch of Buckingham Palace or any art piece of their choice”.

The competition is a great way for blind and partially sighted children and young people to “get involved in marking the historic occasion”, said Sue Sharp, chief executive of the RSBC.

She said: “Some of the children and young people will have the opportunity to start their artwork at our royal family fun day on 5 April at our award-winning Richard Desmond Life Without Limits Centre in London.

“The event runs from 11am to 2pm and will feature a range of royal-themed activities.”

Carla Rose-Hardman, director of services at the RSBC, added: ‘Four children and young people across three age categories will also be crowned as winners of the competition.

“Every week, we see the creativity of blind and partially-sighted children and young people across our activities.

“We are excited to see what they will enter for the competition.

“It will be lovely to put photos of their creations together in the coronation collage for His Majesty.”

The charity – of which Queen Elizabeth was patron – said the closing date for all entries is 24 April and the winners will be announced on 28 April.

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