Schools’ competition still open for entries

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed that there’s still time for Lancashire schools to enter its competition and commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Aimed at pupils in years 7 to 11 at secondary schools across the region, the competition is encouraging students to show their creative talents and submit artwork or poems that highlight the role of the Duke of Lancaster in Lancashire.

As the reigning sovereign, Queen Elizabeth is also the Duke of Lancaster, a hereditary title inherited by every King or Queen of England upon accession to the throne.

The winning prize, one for each year group, is a visit to London, including a tour of Buckingham Palace, lunch at the Duchy’s office and a trip on the London Eye. Winning entries will also be displayed at Lancaster Castle in the summer as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Paul Clarke, CEO and Clerk of the Duchy of Lancaster, said. “It is often said of the Duchy that our ‘head’ is in London, but our ‘heart’ is in Lancashire. This opportunity to explore the historic links between the Duke of Lancaster and the county of Lancashire is therefore particularly appealing, and we look forward to seeing just how these young people apply their creativity in their submissions.”

The deadline for submissions is the end of April 2012. For further information or to receive a competition pack, please call 01625 506413.