WITH dramatic skylines, stunning seascapes and a wealth of green spaces, Wirralians are spoilt for choice when it comes to the finest view.
Over the Summer, It’s Our World readers were given the chance to create their own drawings, illustrations or cartoons, themed around the environment to celebrate the year of the environment.
And we teamed up with Merseytravel to display the best on a massive scale at Lime Street Station, so your art will be the first thing visitors to Merseyside’s biggest station see.
As part of its public art programme, Merseytravel will display the winning and best entries in the underpass – connecting the mainline Liverpool Lime Street Station with the Merseyrail underground network – to be seen by hundreds of thousands of passengers every year.
One adult and one child will win £250 cash each, as well as free family passes to visitor attractions including The Mersey Ferries, The Beatles Story, Spaceport and The U-Boat Story.
Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel, says: “We know there is a wealth of creativity in Merseyside, and we want to showcase some of this talent.
“This competition gives people the chance to draw together that creativity, as well as the themes of transport, public art and the environment, and when better to do this than in the heart of year of the environment.
“We are committed to public art across the network and will display the winning entries in Lime Street Station underpass so that the best of these can be seen by hundreds of thousands of passengers every year.”
And there’s still time to apply – the competition runs until this Friday, September 11. The competition is open to all ages – prizes will be awarded for two categories – under -18s and over-18s.
So now’s your chance to take pen or pencil in hand, be creative and enter your illustration for the chance to win.
SEND your entries to me (we cannot return your drawings, so a good quality colour copy is fine in the first instance) at: Jade Wright, It’s Our World/Merseytravel art competition, Wirral News, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
Please write your name, age, address and a daytime contact number on the back.
The full competition rules are available to read online at www.wirralnews.co.uk/environment