You can always count on Northamptonshire's kids to put some colour back in our lives

Youngsters showcase their talents in lockdown art competition

By Kevin Nicholls
Friday, 5th June 2020, 1:28 pm
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 1:30 pm

Northamptonshire's talented kids have proved a big hit with local community radio station Beat Route Radio.

Local police launched an art competition across the county last week and were so wowed by what they saw, they produced a video showing off the young artists' work.

Rushden-based Beat Route chipped with some prizes — voice controlled i-box Century Internet Radio with Amazon Alexa built-in and Amazon vouchers — for the best and presenter Andy Black announced the winners live on air.

Some of the great entries which wowed police chief Nick Adderley

A spokesman for the force said: "We asked the county’s children and young people to share their lockdown artwork with us.

"We had a fantastic response and this celebratory video showcases all the creative, colourful work we received.

"There are clearly a lot of talented young people in Northamptonshire!

"Thank you for sharing your wonderful work – your originality, talent and skill shines through."

Molly Hill's amazing winning entry

Molly Hill's entry Boxing Gloves — showing an NHS worker ready to fight the coronavirus — was picked out as the winner by Northamptonshire's Chief Constable Nick Adderley and a team of officers.

You can tune in to Beat Route Radio by visiting their website HERE or — or ask Alexa to play Beat Route Radio.

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Beat Route Radio's Andy Baker announced the winner live on air

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