TALENTED artists are being encouraged to enter a competition to express their passion for Worcester through art.

More than 70 schools, colleges, art clubs and care homes have been invited to join individual artists in the city-wide art competition being run by Harrison Clark Rickerby's Worcester office.

The contest, which has prizes for charity, aims to encourage artists to express their love for the city in art form. Subjects can include local landscapes, buildings, events and people.

It is being run in memory of the firm’s former senior partner, Sam Driver-White, who was an enthusiast both for the city and for the arts across Worcestershire.

Jonathan Brew, the firm’s current senior partner said: “We want to make sure that artists of all ages and abilities have the chance to take part and show us how much they appreciate our wonderful city.

"Whether you live and work here or just work in Worcester, this is a city to be proud of and which provides many sources of inspiration for artists.”

Each winner can nominate a charity to receive £250 prize money. Work will be judged on how the artist has expressed their passion for the city, how it reflects the city’s character and the impact it has when hung on a wall.

The competition, which is open to everyone aged eight and above, runs until Friday October 27.

The winning artwork will be displayed at the Guildhall and then will take its place in the law firm’s conference rooms at 5 Deansway, Worcester, on show to visitors and staff.