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Medway's 2025 UK City of Culture bid announces 'Love Medway' competition winners


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Medway 2025 has announced the winners of the 'Love Medway' competition.

Three school-aged pupils will see their work featured and on sale across the Towns.

Finley's drawing. Picture: Medway 2025
Finley's drawing. Picture: Medway 2025

The winners are: Finley, 10, a pupil from New Horizons Academy; Millie, 12, from The Rowans AP Academy and Freya, three, from Fairview Pre-school.

The contest saw school-age children express pride in their local neighbourhood by creating a piece of art using the 'Love Medway' template.

Entries were submitted on social media and via schools and libraries.

They featured impressive interpretations of local culture, with illustrations of dancing Waghorn statues, languages spoken throughout the area, historic landmarks and dogs met during walks through Medway's parks.

Millie's drawing. Picture: Medway 2025
Millie's drawing. Picture: Medway 2025

Each winner will see their designs on billboards and banners across the area, expressing support for Medway's bid to be the UK's City of Culture 2025.

Medway will submit its bid this year, which is the equivalent for Medway of what the Olympic bid was for London.

The ambitious project is being led by locals across the area and backed by communities, residents, schools, businesses, charities and people across Medway.

The campaign invites everyone who lives, works or studies in the area to support the plans to bring Medway's history and talent to life in a 365-day creative and cultural programme across the Towns.

Freya's drawing. Picture: Medway 2025
Freya's drawing. Picture: Medway 2025

The three winning designs will also be available to purchase on products here in coming weeks.

If you would like to find out more about Medway 2025, follow it on Twitter or visit its website.

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