11th June 2020

This is a message from Elaine McNeill at LJMU:


As you know during the Covid-19 Lockdown we’ve all had to adapt and do things differently. But thankfully we’ve seen an increase in arts and creativity across the country with rainbows artworks offering a symbol of hope.

I’ve developed the labyrinth research project along with our outreach department at LJMU and we would really like to reach out to the schools in Liverpool during Lockdown. We’ve developed a Covid-19 Art competition that invites young people to express their experiences of social isolation. The winning pupil’s school will receive £250, with runner up prizes of £100.

I’ve attached some posters to share:

Download: LJMU Covideo Competition [PDF]
Download: LJMU Art Competition [PDF]

We are asking young people to engage in an art project and submit them for a competition:

Artwork Entries:

We’re keen to know from our young artists, what new things they have done during this time?

What will they look forward to once this is over?

• Young artists can work with anything from paint and pencils to crayons or charcoal.

• Young writers can use spoken word and create a design using lettering (hand drawn or digital)

The competition is divided into two categories:

Primary Schools

Ages 4 – 7
Ages 8 – 11

Secondary Schools

Age 11-15

Looking forward to hearing from you and hearing your lockdown tales.


Elaine McNeill
Liverpool John Moore’s University