What will the world look like in 25 years’ time? That’s the question being asked in an exciting new competition from Cheshire Museums and Libraries. 

The art and writing competition is open for young people aged between 4 and 16. Festival for the Future is a month-long celebration of sustainability and climate change across west Cheshire, beginning July 2022.

Winning entries will be featured in this summer’s exhibition about plastic pollution and its impact on the environment at the Grosvenor Museum.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “We’re looking for creative ways to imagine how the world will look in 25 years’ time. This could be a drawing, painting, writing, poetry, collage, let your imagination run wild, your entry can take any form as long as it fits on one side of A4.

“Not only will the winning entries in each age category get family tickets to visit Chester Zoo, but the best entries will also be displayed in the Grosvenor Museum and made into an eBook by our libraries for www.borrowbox.com.” 

The closing date for entries is 4 June

First prize: family tickets to Chester Zoo
Second and third prize: sustainable goodie bags
Plus a schools’ prize: for the school who submits the most entries (relative to school size), Chester Zoo are offering a free online workshop. 

There are two age groups primary schools 4 to 11-year-olds and high schools 11 to 16-year-olds. The judges will be looking for creative responses that engage with the ideas of plastic pollution and climate change. What does the future hold for us?

For terms and conditions and entry information, visit: https://westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/festival-for-the-future-schools-competition 

Entries can be handed in at any Cheshire West and Chester public library, posted to Festival for the Future, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD, or emailed to: libraryevents@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Entry forms for High Schoolers can be found here
Entry forms for Primary Schoolers can be found here


Grosvenor Museum
Grosvenor Museum, Art Gallery

The Grosvenor Museum is full of surprises which tell the stories of Cheshire from pre-history to the 20th century.

Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Giraffes, Chester Zoo

A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.



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