Competitions - Music and Arts

Competition Prizes

Judging will take place in July the judges decisions will be final.

Judging will take account of originality, presentation and adherence to the subject matter. Downloading from websites is not accepted.

Music and song winners will recieve;

1st  - £1200  

2nd - £600

3rd - £300  


Creative Artwork winners will receive; 

1st - £1200

2nd - £600

3rd - £300   

As well as the prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd..

Runners up for each of the arts and music sections, some work experience prizes will be given. These will include a day behind the scenes at Manchester Museum, many more to come!

 

 

 

 

 

In addition work experience prizes in art and music will be collected during the course of the competition and allocated to the shortlisted entries.

These prizes will be announced over the next 9 weeks.  

All prizes are to be shared with school/college. The monetary prizes are to be shared in a ratio of 2:1 with the school receiving the larger share.

Judges are  now compiling a shortlist.

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Poetry from Bob

One of our judges Bob Devereux has been creative: 

Spores floating in our atmosphere
Spores that the naked eye can’t see
I like to think they work for me
Recycling life’s detritus
 
Sometimes friends can get up my nose
Good friends can be bad enemies
It’s hard to breath at times like these
If they don't keep their distance
 
Keep looking for the way to win
This fight with space invaders
Keep spores at bay and in their place
Recycling life’s detritus

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Storing marijuana or any other plant material in small sealed containers or wrapped in plastic will only help if the material is completely dry in the first place, otherwise you are effectively locking the mould in with its own supply of food and water whereupon it will flourish. Mould does not need light or much heat to grow.    

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A fungus (plural fungi) is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds  (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, and bacteria. Visit the BBC's  Nature website for a viewpoint on fungi in nature.

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