Art competition – create a design for new benches

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Are you a budding artist?

We’re installing sculptural benches, noticeboards and signposts at the Duck Feeding Area in Holmfirth and at Spa Wood in Lockwood. They’ll be made by local metal sculpture, Mick Kirkby-Geddes, and will feature the winning design from our competition.

The theme is ‘river’, which could be wildlife, environment, landscape or something else connected with rivers.

How to enter

Create your image in any format - A4 sketch, drawing, computer-generated   image - and send it to us by noon on Wednesday 10 Ocober 2018 by:


Post:    River Holme Connections, Unit 4, 13/15 Westgate, Concord Street, Honley, HD9 6AA

Remember to include your name, age (if u18), email and telephone number.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all ages. Enter as an individual, a class, a school, a youth group or a community group.

The winner will have the opportunity to see Mick Kirkby-Geddes turn their design into a sculpture that will feature on benches, noticeboards and signposts along the River Holme.

Download our competition display poster here.

Download our entry form here (optional)

Terms and conditions

By entering the competition, entrants agree to abide by the terms and conditions detailed below.
River Holme Connections reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the website.
The competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom.
To be considered for the competition all entries must be received by email or by post by noon on Wednesday 10 October 2018. River Holme Connections reserves the right to extend this deadline without prior notice.
Artwork submitted by entrants must be their own original work, and they must be the copyright owners of any work submitted.
There is no limit to age or number of entries per person.
The winning entry will be selected by a nominated judging panel consisting of at least one River Holme Connections representative.
The judges’ decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
The prize is not transferable and there is no cash equivalent.
The winning design will be incorporated into the sculptural metalwork created for River Holme Connections by Mick Kirkby-Geddes.
While every effort will be made to provide a faithful reproduction of the winning design, changes may be necessary to allow the design to be created in the specific medium – i.e. metal work.
By entering the competition, entrants automatically grant River Holme Connections consent to reproduce the design in benches, noticeboards, wayfinding signs and other physical items along the River Holme catchment, and to use the image for marketing and promotional purposes.
Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, incomprehensible, or not received by River Holme Connections will be void.
The winner will be notified within one week of the closing date.
By submitting their personal details, the entrant agrees to River Holme Connections those details in accordance with River Holme Connection’s privacy policy.

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