The Great Northumberland Forest Competition

The Great Northumberland Forest is a plan to plant millions of trees, creating more wooded landscapes across the county by 2030 to help tackle the big challenges facing society such as climate change, biodiversity decline, promoting health and wellbeing, and supporting a thriving local economy.

The Great Northumberland Forest was announced in Autumn 2019 with the first phase being the creation of 3 new forests covering 500ha. We are planning an exciting launch event this November, and are asking schoolchildren aged 5-11 to design a badge to be used as part of the launch!

Badge Design Competition

Northumberland County Council invites primary / first and middle school aged children (5-11years old) within Northumberland to submit their artistic drawings showing ‘why trees are important for Northumberland’.  Designs must include the wording of ‘Great Northumberland Forest’. Designs may be in colour and/or black and white.  

The winning artwork will be used as inspiration by a professional designer and made into the official badge for the Great Northumberland Forest, to be used on social media, web pages, T-shirts and documents. 

Submissions must be no larger than A4 and submitted electronically back to Northumberland County Council via email by scanning or taking a picture of the artwork. 

Every school that enters will receive a free tree if they would like one. 

There are no separate age categories, all will be judged equally by a panel of five officers. 

Winning design prize: 

The winning child will have their design etched onto a roundel of wood to make a medal they can wear.  

The winning school will receive £250 to spend (ideally on an environmental activity). 

Closing date for entries: 8th October  

Entries will be judged the week commencing 11th October.

Entries to be submitted to (also the email address for any queries) 

 Good luck with your submissions!

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