Primary school children invited to take part in Olympic Create a Fruit & Veg Masterpiece Art Competition

Primary school children invited to take part in Olympic Create a Fruit & Veg Masterpiece Art Competition

Primary school children across Kent are being invited to join the field for one of the county’s most exciting and original Olympic competitions to run in the countdown to London 2012. Create a Fruit & Veg Masterpiece Art Competition is the brainchild of food and drink champions Produced in Kent and takes on an epic Olympic theme this year. Produced in Kent is inviting all primary school children (in Year R to Year 6) to join the race and to create a picture depicting London 2012 using real fruit and veg.

The 2012 has been made a reality this year by the generous sponsorship of R J Kingsland & Son, abm catering and Hadlow College and Produced in Kent’s manager Julie Monkman, was quick to thank them all.

“Giving children a sporting chance to take part in this fabulous art competition is down to working in partnership with our three sponsors R J Kingsland, abm catering and Hadlow College. We are incredibly grateful to them for picking up the sponsorship baton, so that we can pass on the important message of eating locally grown and seasonal produce to the next generation via such a fun competition. Create a Fruit & Veg Masterpiece really does introduce young people to the wonders of the ‘Garden of England’ in an enjoyable and creative way and I would encourage all competition entrants to join the race and ‘go for gold’!”

Children taking part in the novel and educational art competition are challenged to only use in season fruit and vegetables grown in the ‘Garden of England’ during the early summer in the making of their masterpiece and competitors simply need to take a photo of their picture and get it into the judges at events@producedinkent.co.uk before the deadline of MONDAY 11 JUNE.

Schools, after school allotment clubs, Cubs, Brownies and Sunday schools, can enter individually or in groups and the three best entries in both the Solo and Group categories will be fast tracked to a fabulous live final to be held at Broadview Gardens on Friday 29 June. Here children will have the chance to recreate their fruit and veg masterpiece under starter’s orders from celebrity foodscape artist and the live final judge, Carl Warner.

Finalists will be awarded Gold, Silver & Bronze medals and a bumper selection of prizes including framed foodscape pictures entitled ‘London Skyline’ and the new children’s foodscape book ‘A World of Food’ personally signed by TV photographer Carl Warner; as well as the book ‘My 10 Olympic Days’ by the inspirational Dame Kelly Holmes and some bumper gardening goodies from Broadview Garden Centre to encourage children to continue to grow their own.

Competition posters and entry details are being circulated to every primary school in the county at the start of the summer term. Full entry details can also be found on the Produced in Kent website – visit www.producedinkent.co.uk