Doncaster charity hosts art competition to celebrate town’s heritage

12 May 2022

A Doncaster charity is calling for artists and photographers to enter their new competition.

The competition aims to promote the town’s rich history and there are prizes of up to £1,000 available – with winning entries also featuring in a special calendar.

The Doncaster Civic Trust is a charity organisation that aims to help conserve and improve Doncaster and its surroundings.

Archie Sinclair, the trust’s secretary, said: “The competition is intended to promote Doncaster’s rich history and building heritage and work that the trust has been doing since 1946.”

The organisation focuses on issues such as the preservation and conservation of historic buildings and the protection of places of natural beauty.

Each participant’s entry must feature a building, street or area that is connected with Doncaster and its surrounding area, and participants will be allowed to submit five pieces of work.

The prizes include £500 for first place, £300 for second place and £200 for third place.

On top of that, the final 12 winning entries will be featured on a Doncaster Civil Trust calendar for 2023.

The winner’s pieces will also be used in future exhibitions and promotions.

The competition will be split into two stages. The first stage is the voting, where the public will be able to vote for their favourite pieces and determine the final 12. The second stage is where the final 12 will be judged by a panel to determine the winner, and second and third places.

Potential participants can register their interest here before May 31.

The competition will go live on July 1.

Mr Sinclair said: “We hope that today’s artists and photographers can showcase some of the many valued buildings and street scenes in Doncaster and the surrounding area.”

More information about Doncaster Civic Trust and its work can be found here.

Written by Keren Ossou

Trainee Journalist at the University of Sheffield.

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