The entries for the Richard Harrington Literature and Art Challenge are in - and the contestants need your vote!

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How is peace best represented? A tranquil blue sea? A dove soaring through the air against the backdrop of a blazing sun? Or in a toast to a person’s successes and triumphs?

This is a question which has lately been considered by the participants of the Richard Harrington Literature and Art Challenge.

Watercolours, pen and ink, collages and photography have all been created in the contestants’ bids to encapsulate peace for the art section of the competition, and entries are now on display at Watford Museum.

Visitors to the museum are now encouraged to vote for their favourite.

The winning pieces will be crowned on the afternoon of Saturday, June 28.

MP for Watford Richard Harrington will present this year’s trophies, for both the art and the literature cups, having donated the cash prizes of £50, £30 and £20 himself, and will present the Richard Harrington Challenge Cup to the overall winner.

  • The Richard Harrington Challenge Cup entries are on display at Watford Museum, Lower High Street, Watford until Saturday, June 28, when the winners will be announced at 2pm. Details: watfordareaartsforum.com

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2:11pm Sun 15 Jun 14

John Dowdle says...

The museum opening times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to Saturday.
I hope many local residents will attend and vote for their favourite works of art on the theme of Peace so we can ensure a large degree of public support for these particular works of art produced by local artists.
The literature and art prizes will be awarded at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 28 June and art work votes will be accepted right up till 1.45 p.m. on the day.
Winning literature essays have previously featured on local bus shelters in years past so there will be an enduring legacy for the competition.
John Dowdle
Chairman
Watford Area Arts Forum
The museum opening times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to Saturday. I hope many local residents will attend and vote for their favourite works of art on the theme of Peace so we can ensure a large degree of public support for these particular works of art produced by local artists. The literature and art prizes will be awarded at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 28 June and art work votes will be accepted right up till 1.45 p.m. on the day. Winning literature essays have previously featured on local bus shelters in years past so there will be an enduring legacy for the competition. John Dowdle Chairman Watford Area Arts Forum John Dowdle
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2:13pm Sun 15 Jun 14

John Dowdle says...

The web site link shown in the article can also be used to find out about other activities of the Forum, such as our ever-popular summer garden party and our highly successful art exhibitions, currently held in the Intu Art Gallery.
The web site link shown in the article can also be used to find out about other activities of the Forum, such as our ever-popular summer garden party and our highly successful art exhibitions, currently held in the Intu Art Gallery. John Dowdle
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