Lions Festival cover creator will win £250

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SCHOOLCHILDREN are being urged to get creative and design a cover for this year’s Worthing Lions Festival programme.

The pupil, aged seven-11, behind the winning image will be awarded £250 to spend on art materials and equipment for their school.

The Herald will put the programme together and will give it away free with the paper the week before the two-week festival kicks off on July 21.

To give the children some inspiration, this year’s line-up will include all the usual favourite events such as the Splash FM Garden Party in Steyne Gardens, the seafront and charity markets, the fire station open day, the custom car show, bus rally and the popular Goldwings display.

It is hoped the dragon boat racing at Brooklands Park will, once again, be organised by animal charity WADARS.

The giant firework display from the pier will now take place on Saturday, July 28, so as not to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

The Lions need sponsors to help pay for the firework display.

Derek Barnes, festival events manager, said: “I would like to thank all of our previous sponsors who have helped us put on some amazing firework displays. But we need your support again.”

l To enter our festival programme competition, send your image with your name, age, school and your teacher’s name and contact number written on the back to: Lions Festival cover competition, Nicola Caines, Worthing Herald, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1NA.

The closing date is Friday, April 20.