We are asking primary school children in Sheffield to showcase their artistic talents by creating designs for two of the city’s gritters. They will form part of the fleet helping to keep Sheffield safe this winter.

What you need to do and who can take part

‘Sammy Snow’ and ‘Gertie Gritter’ are both in need of a new coat and we’re asking for some eye catching designs from the city’s youngsters to help spruce them up!

The rules are:

  • one entry per child, class or group
  • each entry must be the original artwork of a student, group of students or class
  • designs must be A3 landscape or larger
  • any art medium may be used e.g. crayons, markers, coloured pencils or paint
  • computer generated images are allowed
  • please avoid using words in the design
  • please do not used copyrighted characters, logos etc

The competition is split into two age groups. 4 to 7 year olds will be asked to design a wintry scene to represent  ‘Sammy Snow’. 8 to 11 year olds are asked to design a wintry scene for ‘Gertie Gritter’.

Children can enter as an individual, class or group.

What you can win

The winner of each age group will have their design displayed on the side of the gritter for at least 1 year. They will also receive an art gift voucher to continue developing their artist talents. There are also runner-up prizes too and plenty of chances to win.

How to enter

Please label your entry with contact name, telephone number, email address and school details.

You can send your entry by post to:

2020 Gritter Art Competition
Streets Ahead
Olive Grove Depot
Olive Grove Road
S2 3GE

Or you can email a high-resolution image to Emma Pickering, Education Officer at emma.pickering@amey.co.uk

The deadline to submit your entry is midnight on Sunday 8 November 2020.

How we decide the winner

Designs will be judged by Cabinet member for Environment and Street Scene at Sheffield City Council, Councillor Mark Jones and Wayne Southall, Winter Operations Manager from Amey. 

Winners will be selected week commencing Monday 9 November and informed by telephone or email. Winners will be asked to supply an electronic version of the school logo (if entering through school) which will appear alongside the winner’s image on the allocated gritter.

All entries become the property of Streets Ahead and may be reproduced for public distribution including on social media, Amey and Sheffield City Council websites. Streets Ahead may use each winner’s name, design and photograph for publicity purposes.

Contact Streets Ahead

Floor 2 Howden House 1 Union Street Sheffield S1 2SH

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