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Nature and the environment inspired art competition
Young people are being invited to enter an art competition inspired by nature and the environment. Organised by Birmingham Museums Trust, the Inspire 21 Art Competition is open to young people up to the age of 25 across the West Midlands.
Now in its sixth year, the competition chooses a different theme each time and this year is looking for artwork which reflects the environment, captures the wonder of nature or raises awareness of the need to protect the planet.
Birmingham Museum and Art Centre
Rosie Barker, Senior Engagement Officer at Birmingham Museums Trust said: "Last year we saw the most amazing artworks created through lockdown from embroidered facemasks, line drawings of iconic Birmingham buildings and topical digital collages. This year our competition theme is nature and the environment. The natural world is so important for human wellbeing, but also for the wellbeing of the whole planet. The great thing about art is there is no right or wrong, it inspires us and makes us understand things differently."
And she added: "We can't wait to see everyone's creations – whether it's making art as a climate activist, recording the nature around us or even reflecting your personal idea of the present and future of our planet."
All entries to Inspire 21 will be added to an online gallery for everyone to see and the winning images will be displayed at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. The winning entry in each age group will receive a prize of £50 in art vouchers and Birmingham Museums free family membership for a year.
The Inspire 21 art competition opens on Monday 22 March and closes on Friday 16 July 2021. For more details visit: birminghammuseums.org.uk/blog