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Young artists who entered The Press’s art competition to help mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee could see their work showcased in York Minster.
Children were encouraged to paint or draw a portrait of the Queen, and entries flooded in.
Steve Hughes, managing editor of The Press, said: “We had a fantastic response. We were absolutely staggered by how much interest there was in the competition from people from all the age ranges. We were also very impressed with the quality and variety of pictures.
“We have drawn up a short list and now it is the public’s turn to vote.”
The shortlisted pictures from the three different age groups are displayed over the following pages and readers are now invited to vote for their favourite.
The category winners – those who receive the most public votes in the text and phone poll – will be announced and featured in the next Diamond Jubilee supplement on June 6.
The creator of the winning portrait of each group will receive a £50 shopping voucher. The entry judged best overall will also receive a bike worth more than £200 from York’s classic bike shop Cycle Heaven. The winning pictures, along with a selection of other entries, will also be displayed in York Minster as part of the York Minster Revealed project.
Here is how to vote for the portrait of the Queen which you like the best. You can either register your vote by phone or by text.
By phone: Call 0901151 adding the four digits under the portrait of your choice. For example if it was the picture by Emily Brighton you would like to vote for simply dial 09011511231.
By text: Send your text to 80360 starting with YOQUEEN leave a space, followed by the four digits under the picture of your choice.
Calls cost no more than 51p per call from a BT Landline. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more. Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Telephone and text voting lines are now open and close 31/05/2012.
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