CHILDREN in Malvern and Ledbury are being urged to enter a ‘design a face mask’ competition aimed at promoting face coverings to stop the Covid spread.
The contest has been launched for children aged between five and 14 by healthcare provider Medicspot.
The winning entry – chosen by CBBC presenter and YouTube star Joe Tasker – will get £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies as well as 30 face masks featuring their design so they can share them with their classmates.
Another 20 winners will also win a face mask featuring their design, with four in each of the five age categories – five and six, seven and eight, nine and ten, 11 and 12 and ages 13 and 14.
Face masks featuring all the winning designs will be made available to purchase online – with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.
To take part, youngsters should print off the face mask template from the Medicspot website and then let their creativity flow.
In a survey of 1,000 UK secondary school pupils by Medicspot, over half (57 per cent) of the pupils surveyed said they would be interested in designing their own face mask to help express themselves.
Dr Johnson D’souza, Medicspot’s medical director, said: “We wanted to give children across Malvern and Ledbury the opportunity to get involved in the challenge and design their own face mask.
“We hope the competition will encourage children in the local area to keep wearing their masks when necessary and allow their imagination to run wild.”
Children have until the end of May to get their entries in.
Visit www.medicspot.co.uk/mask to download the template and enter.
Click the link above to watch a video featuring Joe Tasker explaining how to enter.