For people who live or work in Northumberland on the theme: ‘Torn from Home’
27 January is the day Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp was liberated.
In Northumberland we will be holding an online art competition on the theme of ‘Torn from home‘. This is an opportunity for people to reflect on those whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own society.
If you would like to enter please send your name, email address and confirm you are over 16 and an image of a piece of original art such as a photograph, painting or sculpture or send a poem or short written response in no more than 150 words on the theme of torn from home. By email to participation@
Entries are open from the 10 December – 10 January.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning entries. Shortlisted works may be displayed by the council.
For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day please see link: https://www.hmd.org.uk/
The Theme of the competition is ‘torn from home’ entries can be in any medium including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, poems or short stories but images of the entries must be submitted by email and can be no larger than A4 or 150 words.
- The Competition is open to all individuals who live or work in Northumberland. For young people under 16 please ask for the consent of the child’s parent or guardian to confirm they agree to work being submitted.
- Entrants may only submit one piece of art into the competition.
- The closing date, by which all entries must be submitted is Thursday 10 January 2019 at 4.30pm, entries will not be received after this.
- Each entry must be clearly labelled with the artists name, and school along with a contact address/telephone number for the school. Individuals over the age of 16 may submit entries directly by email and must confirm they are over 16.
- The entries will be judged by a panel of judges. One winner, one runner-up and commended entries will be chosen from which an overall winner will be decided.
- The judges’ decision is final.
- All winner, runners-up and commended entries will receive a certificate, and first second and third places will win other prizes.
- All entries will be received by email at participation@
northumberland.gov.uk and must be no larger than A4 for images, photographs or drawings and no longer than 150 words for written texts. Entries submitted may be used by Northumberland County Councils own promotional purposes and may be used in an online video of shortlisted works.
- Northumberland County Council will host the winners at the Holocaust memorial event at County Hall
- Press releases may be issued to launch the competition, announce the judging for the prize giving and for the Memorial event. Press photographers will be invited to all events
Copies of Entries should be sent by email to: participation@
Personal data collected will only be used to contact the competition winners and will only be retained until 31 January 2019. With the consent of participants or their parents or guardians if participant is under 16 winners names and photographs/videos of their work may be included in publicising the event or an online exhibition.