Margaret McMillan Tower / Sir Henry Mitchell House Open Day Art Competition

We are pleased to announce a new competition to celebrate the official opening of the new Department of Children’s Services Buildings, Margaret McMillan Tower and Sir Henry Mitchell House on 1 March 2016.

The competition has three different aspects and schools or individuals can enter all or one of the parts. All three are designed to encourage young people to understand the significance of our district’s history, in this case the two historical figures after whom the new buildings are named.

Visual Art

Produce a 2D or 3D piece representing Margaret McMillan or Sir Henry Mitchell, the person or art work representing what they stood for. This can be done in any medium and be of any size.


Produce a piece of writing, which when read aloud, lasts no longer than 3 minutes. This can be on the biography, legacy or creative writing inspired by the spirit of one of the two individuals.


Produce a short film on the subject or inspired by one of the historical figures.

All students will need to do some research to enable them to enter any part of the competition.

To aid this, Bradford Libraries will be putting on a display prepared by Bradford Local History Society.

Key Dates

November 2015  Exhibition of information at Local Studies Library  Margaret McMillan Tower

Tuesday 26 January  2016  Deadline for all entries

Friday 12 February 2016  Winners notified

Tuesday 1 March 2016  Open day including winners’ presentation

This competition is open to all ages up to 18 years and winners will be chosen in each category for each key stage. If you have lots of entries in your school, we ask that you short list and only send a maximum of 20 entries per key stage.

Entries should be clearly marked with the student’s name, year group, school and contact email for the staff member coordinating.

Visual Art: Use internal post system and send to Tony Bullock, Visual Arts Coordinator, Music & Arts service c/o St Francis’ Catholic Primary School, Myers Lane Bradford BD2 4ES.

Written Pieces: Use internal post system and send to Tony Bullock, Visual Arts Coordinator,Music & Arts service c/o St Francis’ Catholic Primary School Myers Lane Bradford BD2 4ES.

Film: Can be uploaded to Dropbox by following this link:

We look forward to seeing, reading and enjoying the fruits of your students’ creativity.


Published: 22/09/2015
Audience: All
Contact: Tony Bullock

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