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Enter the Your Name Here competition to mark a park

An eye-catching illumination has been placed over St Helens Town Hall to launch a new public art project in the borough organised by Heart of Glass and backed by St Helens Council Arts Service.

Your Name Here, an interactive public art competition created by artist Joshua Sofaer, will see Lyons Yard, Ravenhead Greenway Park re-named after someone with a strong connection to St Helens.

Applicants should name the person they wish to nominate and why in 150 words – whether they be a local historical icon, local hero, family member or friend – and can accompany their explanation with a story, drawing, painting, video, photo, sound recording, or even an object.

The winning entry will be selected late summer by a judging panel made-up of Saints star, James Roby, war hero, Andy Reid and comedian, Johnny Vegas.

St Helens Council Leader, Councillor Barrie Grunewald, said: “St Helens is already home to many gifted artists in various forms and this competition is a great opportunity to further increase arts participation in the borough.

“I would encourage people to take part and share their talents with the residents of St. Helens.”

The closing date for entries 26 June 2015 and can be made by visiting www.winyournamehere.co.uk.  Entries can also be made by post or in person and should be sent to St Helens Council Planning Office, Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1H.

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