Young artists are invited to help decorate the Mayor’s Parlour in York House to the beauty of the borough.

The Mayor, Cllr Ben Khosa, is looking for eight pictures, created by children aged 5-11 who live or go to school in Richmond. Winning artists will have their masterpieces framed and displayed in his Twickenham Office.

The theme is ‘Beautiful Borough’. The art should be created using pencils, crayons, paint or pens and should be in A4 or A3. Young people are invited to depict their favourite place in the borough.

Cllr Ben Khosa, said: “I know that there are many talented young artists across our borough. I want to celebrate our young future Van Gogh’s and the beauty of Richmond upon Thames by having the best examples of their art on the walls of my office.

The eight winning artists will be invited to a reception at York House to meet the Mayor and see their work on display. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 6th August 2018. All entries should be sent to: Mayors’ Art Competition, Mayors Office, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA.