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Knife Angel Competition Reaches North Somerset

11th April 2024

The Knife Angel North Somerset will be arriving at the Italian Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare with the opening ceremony starting at 16:00 on Wednesday 1 May.

The statue will be in Weston throughout May, as part of a nationwide tour to highlight the issue of violent crime and how we can keep our communities safe. The iconic 27-foot-tall statue is made from 100,000 knifes and blades confiscated by the UK’s 43 police forces.

While the Knife Angel is in Weston, North Somerset’s Violence Reduction Partnership will have their Information hub based at the statue, from 9am to 6pm every day in Throughout May, raising awareness about knife crime and the devastating impacts it has on lives and educating people on how you can help keep yourself and your community safe.

As part of this varied programme of events, the North Somerset Violence Reduction Partnership is running photography and poster competitions which gives people the chance to use art as a powerful outlet to express feelings associated with knife crime, encouraging people to spread awareness of the consequences caused by knife crime and devastating affect it has on lives.

Wednesday 1st May Photography Competition Details

This secondary competition is all about the statue itself and gives anyone wanting to take part, the opportunity to use photography as artistic outlet to express the impact of knife crime and express themselves through their unique perspective of the Knife Angel.

Requirements for the Wednesday 1st May photography competition.

High-resolution images should be either:

Multiple entries are allowed

The winning images will be announced on Friday 24 May 2024, and the winners be invited to the closing ceremony of the Knife Angel in Weston-super-Mare on Thursday 30 May.

There will be first, second and third prizes for each competition running, where winning images will be displayed throughout May 2024 in The Sovereign Centre, Weston-super-Mare town centre.

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