Tour de Yorkshire organisers launch land art competition

Land art competition welcome to yorkshire

7:04am 31st January 2018
(Updated 4:15pm 18th April 2018)

Welcome to Yorkshire is on the lookout for the county’s best creations after launching its annual Tour de Yorkshire land art competition. 

Last year’s contest proved another huge success with massive, eye-catching pieces being displayed along the race route.

Businesses, landowners, farmers, schools and community groups are now being encouraged to get creative once again ahead of the fourth edition on 3-6 May.

Whether it’s a church spire draped in a blue jersey, a field displaying a mammoth bicycle, or a market square spelling out a message of support, all works are welcomed and stand a great chance of being beamed to a global audience of millions when the race’s live television helicopters sweep across the county.

Last year a giant piece of art celebrating the 200th birthday of Branwell Brontë (pictured) - commissioned by Andrew Wood from Fields of Vision with the help of children from Haworth Primary School -  was crowned the winner after an international public vote, and the coveted trophy is now up for grabs once again.

Land Art Trophy Presentation

Last year's trophy presentation

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Stunning land art is now synonymous with the Tour de Yorkshire and it’s one of the many things that makes our race so special.

“In no other event do you see these imaginative creations on such a spectacular scale and people around the world love tuning in to see them.

“Past examples have included everything - human bike wheels, multi-coloured sheep, spotty houses - even a giant flamingo!

“These fantastic pieces really bring the race to life and give people the chance to celebrate their communities.”

For more information competition visit http://letouryorkshire.com/landart

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