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John Downton Award for Young Artists accepting submissions

The John Downton Award for Young Artists is an annual exhibition which encourages and celebrates the creativity of Kent's young artists. It is open to students, aged 11 - 18, from schools and colleges across Kent.

The award is hosted by Kent County Council on behalf of the John Downton Trust. The exhibition commemorates the life and work of John Downton, the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher.

An exhibition of shortlisted work will be shown at County Hall in Maidstone (23 October – 4 December 2017); winners will be announced at an awards evening on 9 November.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote in the People’s Choice Award and the result will be announced at the end of the exhibition.  Selected works will then tour to the Turner Contemporary in Margate during 13 December 2017 - 21 January 2018.

You can read the full brief and terms and conditions on Kent County Council's website.

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