December 9 2013 Latest news:
Nick Ames, reporter
Monday, April 23, 2012
Olympic themed challenge
Primary school children across Kent are being invited to join 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, backed by the Archant KOS Media group, 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 to join the race and to create a picture depicting London 2012 using real fruit and veg.
Julie Monkman, manager at Produced in Kent said: “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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday June 11.
Schools, clubs, Cubs, Brownies and Sunday schools, can enter individually or in groups and the three best entries in both the Individual and Group categories will be fast tracked to a live final to be held at Broadview Gardens on Friday June 29.
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 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 Carl Warner as well as the book ‘My 10 Olympic Days’ by Dame Kelly Holmes and some 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