Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent children to create 2012 'wonderwall'

Publicity shot for the initiative (pic: Arch)
Image caption The competition is open to all children, schools, colleges and youth organisations

Children in Stoke-on-Trent are being challenged to design their own ceramic tile - to become a permanent reminder of the London 2012 Olympics.

An Olympic themed "wonderwall" will be put together as a piece of art using the winning tiles.

Designs can be created using computer graphics, digital photography, line drawing and painting.

And the council wants every child in Stoke-on-Trent to think about what the Olympic Games means for them.

Images will be on show in a temporary exhibition to coincide with the 2012 Games before the creation of the permanent work.

The winning designs will be hand painted onto tiles by artists from Anita Harris Art Pottery.

The competition is open to all children, schools, colleges and youth organisations.

Tile designs must be on a piece of paper or card sized 30cm by 20cm and entries need to be returned by 9 December this year.

Cabinet member for children's services Debra Gratton said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to create something unique and everlasting for an event in this country which may never come again in our lifetime.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the winning entries and potentially unearthing some more untapped artistic talent."

The locations for the temporary exhibition in Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire and the permanent piece of public art for the city have not been decided.

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