Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is encouraging children and young people to get creative in order to celebrate our health and social care heroes.

There are hundreds of different job roles in the NHS and social care and all who work in Derby and Derbyshire have been magnificent in recent months as we battle the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected all our lives.

The nation is rightly proud of the contributions of key workers and we now want to recognise and celebrate the efforts of employees in this sector through an art competition for children and young people.

Children and young people, aged between four and 16, are being encouraged to capture through art what our health and social care heroes mean to them.

The competition is free to enter and participants have until Friday 31 July 2020 to submit their works of inspirational art. Any style of art is being accepted with entries being submitted via a digital photo emailed to dhcft.joinedupcareers@nhs.net

There are a number of prizes available and the winner will have their artwork showcased in a future campaign to recruit to the health and social care workforce.

Susan Spray, programme lead for Joined Up Careers Derbyshire: “We’re encouraging children and young people to get creative – drawing, painting, photography, sculpture or whatever artform they enjoy most. We will judge the entries via a submitted photo of whatever they produce. We think this is a great chance to celebrate the work of everyone in health and social care and give children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire a focus for their lockdown artistic efforts.”

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is a partnership of NHS, local authorities and the voluntary and community sector, promoting recruitment and retention in the health and social care workforce.

Further information and full competition terms and conditions are available on this website.

Updates on the competition will be made on the social media pages of Joined Up Careers Derbyshire including Twitter at @JUCareersD using #CareersArt