12 January 2022

College teams up with world-renowned architectural artist to launch ‘My Town’ art competition for second time

Stephen Wiltshire MBE

Following the previous success of the ‘My Town’ art competition, it is back!

The highly regarded competition is once again in collaboration with world-renowned architectural artist, Stephen Wiltshire MBE.

Much like previously, the ‘My Town’ competition theme revolves around local architectural views, buildings, favourite places or landmarks from the towns of Lewes, Eastbourne or Hastings.

There are three age categories to enter: 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19.

The competition gives students the chance to have their work published in the local press. All you need to do to enter is create a sketch, drawing or illustration in pen, pencil or ink. The medium should be paper, a sheet no bigger than A2 (420mm x 594mm, 16.53 x 23.39 inches), in a style similar to Stephen Wiltshire - preferably inspired from memory.

Should your submission be selected as a winner of the competition you will have the opportunity to meet Stephen at his gallery in London with lunch and travel paid for. The three winners from each category will receive a £100 gift voucher and the three runners up from each category will receive a £50 voucher. The winning prizes will also give six lucky students the opportunity to receive a signed copy of his book and a copy of a signed Stephen Wiltshire print.

Upon the launch of the ‘My Town’ art competition, Stephen said, “I’m teaming up with the college to relaunch this unique competition. This is a great way for young people to develop their creativity over the next few weeks and for them to hopefully produce a piece of art that they can be proud of.”

Nigel Ryan, Creative Partnerships Coordinator at East Sussex College, said, “We’re delighted to be able to collaborate with Stephen again to relaunch this exciting and unique competition to young people in the South East. It is something that we feel was hugely successful last year and we’re excited for its return for the 2021/22 academic year.”

Entries should be submitted via email to nigel.ryan@escg.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 21st February 2022.