The Ringing World is running a competition for young artists, aged 16 or under, to make pieces of art that show what they like about ringing. Examples might be visiting new places, the sound of bells, learning new skills, or meeting friends and family at towers.

Entrants can use any medium they wish to make their artwork; but ideally should end up with a digital representation. Some examples are drawings, paintings, digital images, collages or sculpture, any of which have been inspired by bells in some way. So get your thinking caps on and start being creative over the New Year!

Please e-mail a digital photograph of the artwork, or the digital artwork itself, to us at as an attachment. The attachment should be a Jpeg with a minimum size of 2 Megapixels (i.e. 1,600 x 1,200 pixels or over). Please also include the title of the artwork, the artist’s name and age. If you would like help with your submission then e-mail me as above or phone 07590 456075.

Entries will be shown at the ‘Inspired by Bells’ exhibition, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall from Monday, 21st March to Saturday, 26th March inclusive. Prizes will be awarded at the gallery on Centenary Day, Saturday 26th March.

The closing date for entries is Saturday, 12th March 2011.

Helen Udal
Curator ‘Inspired by Bells’

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Central Council of Church Bell Ringers