Youth Council competition gives youngsters chance to show creative side

Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council is encouraging local young people to show their creative side for the chance to win a £50 Love2Shop voucher.

A poster for the children's art competition

The youth councillors' have organised an art competition on the theme of 'Welwyn Hatfield and the Environment'. Entries can either be a piece of art or a photograph which reflects the theme in some way.

The competition is open to youngsters who live in the borough and there are two age categories: - 0-11 years and 12-16 years. The closing date for entries is Friday 19 June.

"With so many events and activities being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is a great initiative from our Youth Council," said Cllr Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Communications.

"I hope the art competition will provide a bit of escapism and enjoyment as well as inspiring young people to think about their local area and environment in a creative way."

The entry form can be found at

The Youth Council is made up of students aged 11 to 19 who want to make a positive difference to Welwyn Hatfield and the wider community.

You can follow the Youth Council on Instagram (@YouthCouncilWH) and Twitter (@WHYouthCouncil).