Start designing logos for top prizes

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A performing arts group hopes to encourage young creativity through a logo design competition that will reward the winner with an iPod Nano.

The Portsmouth Creative Academy, which is run by Highbury College, is inviting anyone between the ages of 12 and 16 to design a logo reflecting the creative aspects of the academy as well as the best attributes of Portsmouth.

The Academy is divided into two parts - theatre and dance - and trains up youngsters towards two major productions each year.

But applicants are encouraged to get working on their designs sooner rather than later as the closing date of the competition is January 30.

The winner will be announced on January 31 and the winning logo and designer will be shown on the college website.

They will also be awarded an iPod Nano and a free term of membership to a Portsmouth Creative Academy course.

Designs no bigger than A3 in size should be sent to Emma Patchett, Comp:Creative Academy, Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, Cosham PO6 2SA.