CHILDREN and young people are being asked to create artwork which shows what would make Dorset the best place in the world to grow up.

Dorset Council has launched this competition as a part of the Young People and Families Plan, which aims to make Dorset the best place to be as a child.

Anyone aged up to 18 can share their ideas by entering the “I Live in Dorset” art competition. Children and young people will be asked to enter artwork that explores what would make Dorset the best place to grow up.

There are three prizes of art supplies worth £50 each and entries will be displayed online, at events and in public spaces across Dorset.

Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Early Help, said: “We are asking all Dorset children and young people to fire up their imaginations and describe things big and small that would change their world. We want to hear about real-life ideas such as people and places, but not completely imaginary things on this occasion.

“So if you are under 18 please help change the future by taking part in our fun ‘I Live in Dorset’ art competition.”

Any artwork can be entered, including video clips, drawings, 3D models which you can take a picture of, writing, dance or painting. Enter by July 31 by emailing a photo or clip of your work to: or by sharing it on social media using #iliveindorset. Alternatively, you can post your work to: ‘I Live in Dorset’, Children’s Services, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ.