A New Normal?

When the world is a difficult place, finding ways to express ourselves can be important. It may not change things, but it helps let go of some of the tensions which can build up inside, when we are wondering what on earth is going on.

MCS is offering this free art competition to people in Herefordshire and the Marches as one of our ways of supporting the local community at this time.

If you feel that talking with someone outside of your family could be helpful as well, then you can contact us to arrange an appointment. Our therapy service is not free, but we try and make it possible for anyone to attend.

How to enter

Create an artwork based on your ideas around “A New Normal?”. Is there such a thing? What might it look like? Just share with us how the world is looking and feeling to you. You can use using any medium.

All entries must be accompanied by an entry form giving your name, age, address and what category the entry is for. You can give your work a title, but please do not put any name or identifying information upon the art work itself, we will add an ID number. Submit the form and art work in one of the following ways:


1) As a digital photo of your artwork, (this could also be an audio-visual file, film or animation) maximum 15 MB attached to the entry form,


2) An actual artwork or photo image of artwork sent by post (maximum size A4).


Postal entries should be addressed to:
MCS Competition, 57 St Owens Street, HR1 2JQ



Entries submitted in formats other than those named above will not be accepted for the competition. Likewise artworks that are considered offensive or in breach of obscenity laws will be refused.

Postal entrants wishing to have images returned must include a suitable SAE with their entry.

Any individual can only submit one entry, unless they are also entering as part of a family group. Please submit one form for each entry.


Categories and First Prizes

a) family group £300
b) 18 upwards £250
c) 13-17 year olds £150
d) 12 years and under £100

Children under 13 must obtain parents permission before submitting an entry. All entries whether by post or email should be submitted with an entry form stating the entrant’s / family name, age, and name of parent/guardian if entrant is under 13, address, telephone contact number and/or email address.