Hare’s your big chance to design our GoGoHare for 2018 charity art trail
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GoGoHares galore are set to hop into Norwich next year - and today we are launching a competition giving readers the chance to create the character who will make the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News headquarters its home.
Following in the footsteps of the GoGoGorillas! and GoGoDragons!, next summer a colourful collection of hare sculptures will be dotted around our fine city and the wider county in a trail organised by children's charity Break and Wild in Art.
The EDP, Evening News and Mustard TV are sponsoring the hare which will sit outside our head office and we are challenging readers to send in their design ideas.
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David Powles, Norwich Evening News and EDP editor, said: 'We received all sorts of great ideas from readers for our previous competitions to design our GoGoGorilla! and GoGoDragon!, and we are looking forward to seeing the brilliant creations people of all ages come up with this time around.'
Rob Setchell, head of content, Mustard TV, said: 'After the fun we had with the dragons, the Mustard office is already getting GoGo withdrawal symptoms so we're really excited for next summer.
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'We're looking forward to seeing all the hare-brained designs for the sculpture which will guard Mustard and EDP HQ.'
Our GoGoDragon! competition was won by John Checketts whose idea saw the characters of St George and the dragon become one. His design was recreated by artist Martin Wall, who had also designed a St George-themed dragon, and the two ideas were combined to create George.
Sally Adams won our GoGoGorilla! competition with a Superman-inspired design and this was painted onto our sculpture by artist Jenny Leonard.
Design ideas for our GoGoHare should be submitted on the template which can be downloaded from the link above.
The winning design will be recreated on a sculpture by a professional artist. Other entries could be put forward for consideration by sponsors of other GoGoHares.
Entries should be sent to Design-A-GoGoHare Competition, EDP, Evening News and Mustard TV, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE.
The competition is open to people of all ages.
Designs must be accompanied by entrant's name, age, address and phone number, as well as a short explanation of the design. Entries by people under 16 must include the name and contact details of their parent or guardian.
The closing date is September 1.
Normal Archant competition rules apply.