Artists search for young star

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THE search to find the most talented young artists is underway for the Peak District Artisans’ (PDA) Young Artist of the Year 2012 competition.

Open to art students aged 16-19, the competition aims to identify and give recognition to art students with outstanding talent. There are no restrictions on technique, materials or style.

PDA Chair, Chris Farrow said: “As a group, we understand how challenging it can be for young artists starting out and we want to support these people who are serious about art.”

The competition - sponsored by Turners Art - will see cash prizes of £200, £100 and £50 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All three will be able to exhibit their work alongside some of the Peak Districts’ finest artisans at the Great Dome Art Fair in Buxton, July 20-22.

The deadline for entries is 6pm, Friday June 8. More information and details on how to enter can be found at or by emailing