Young artists encouraged to enter local Creative Connections competition

Young people in North East Lincolnshire who are aged between 11 and 25 are being given the chance to show their creative side by taking part in a Creative Connections competition, which aims to reduce isolation and loneliness.

The council are encouraging anyone who fits the age criteria who would consider themselves a “creative” to enter the Creative Connections competition. Entries can be submitted in the form of physical art, digital art, creative writing or photography.

Creative Connections has been organised and established by young people from the Youth Action group as part of a Young Advisors lottery funded project, #TheTogetherProject.

The funding from the project is being used to carry out different projects to reduce loneliness and isolation across the country.

Youngsters wishing to enter the Creative Connections competition are asked that the theme of the submitted artwork is the importance of connection, loneliness and isolation and the artist’s perspective on these issues, which have been made more significant by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to get their work published by Hammond House Publishing, project partners and community organisation dedicated to supporting and developing creative people across all areas of arts and culture.

Many of the entries into the competition will be published as part of an anthology, as well as elsewhere online.

The competition will run until 31 March 2021.

For more information on the competition and to complete an entry form, visit:


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