Artists urged to enter national competition

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Young city artists have been given the chance to win £500 of art supplies and get their work displayed in Hobbycraft.

The arts and crafts retailer is holding a nationwide competition to help launch the career of budding artists 16 and over. The winning will receive a £500 art hamper full of arts and crafts supplies.

Contestants can send their work into the Milton Keynes shop. They can submit any artistic medium, as long as it is no bigger than 50cm high x 30cm wide. The deadline for submissions is October 11, with the public invited to vote for their favourite until October 20.

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