DARWEN MP Jake Berry has asked artistic children from across Darwen to draw their vision of local life.

Creative primary school pupils are invited to put pencil, paint or pastel to paper for the new competition, with posters being judged on their originality and expression of the theme. Works of art will then be put on display in Mr Berry’s office in the town.

Mr Berry said: “I am calling on Darwen schoolchildren to help me brighten up my office in Railway Road.

“At the moment there is a big empty space and what better way to fill it than with some locally-produced masterpieces?”

The top entry will be printed on canvas and put on display for everyone to see in the Darwen constituency office.

Two runners-up will also have their works of art put on show.

Entries should be on A4-sized paper showing a typical Darwen scene, and with the entrant’s name and contact details on the back, sent to Jake’s constituency office at 7a Railway Road, Darwen, BB3 2RG by Friday, February 15.

Winners will be notified in the week commencing Monday, February 18.

For more information, contact Carrie Smith on 01254 701258.