Kidsgrove residents, artists and craftspeople of all ages from Staffordshire are being encouraged to showcase their masterpieces in a special exhibition.
Officers at the Borough Museum and Art Gallery are inviting applications from professional and amateur artists for the Open Art and Craft event.
The exhibition, which runs from Saturday, 15 September to Sunday, 4 November, will shine the spotlight on local creative talent.
People who live, work or study in the county can submit an application form with up to three pieces of work from Saturday, 1 September to Tuesday, 4 September.
Cash prizes of £250, £100 and £50 will be awarded to the three best chosen entries from 2pm on 15 September and a £50 prize will be presented by the Friends of the Borough Museum and Art Gallery. Visitors can also vote for their favourite artist whose prize will be an exhibition in 2013.
There is also an under 16s category where youngsters are in with a chance of winning art materials.
Kidsgrove Town Councillor and Newcastle Borough Councillor Cllr. Elsie Bates, Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “I’m delighted we’re giving people of all ages the opportunity to reach new audiences with their work. Staffordshire is known as the creative county so I’m sure the selectors will have a difficult task.”
Application forms are available from the Borough Museum and Art Gallery.