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Poster competition open to Lichfield and Burntwood youngsters

Children in Lichfield and Burnwood are being urged to get their paints, crayons and felt tips out for a new poster competition.

The creative contest is open to age groups of 5-7 and 8-11 years and is being organised by the Community Council of Staffordshire’s Best Kept Village Working Group.

John Perry MBE, Chairman of the Best Kept Village Working Group said:

“We would like to encourage all primary and junior school children to have a go at the poster competition and not just those whose villages are obviously linked to the Best Kept Village competition. Although, as usual, we expect a very good entry from schools in these villages.”

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners up in both age groups, with posters being based on the theme of the Best Kept Village award.

Mr Perry added:

“For many years judges have been impressed with children’s posters displayed as part of the Best Kept Village Competition and the posters have become part of the tradition of the competition.

“We hope that all children will become aware of the competition and the ideas behind it. Perhaps they will pick up on the philosophy behind it and remain interested as they grow up. Even better if they could get really involved and persuade their parents and others in the community to enter their particular village into the competition.

“Members of the Best Kept Village Working Group have always enjoyed judging the poster competition and it has often been quite difficult to pick out the winners from the excellent range of posters we receive. I do hope that we get a really good response this year from all children and that we are flooded with entries. We will look forward to picking the winners and in the course awarding the prizes in early August.”

For more information on the competition, contact the Community Council of Staffordshire on 01785 242525 or email

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