An artist from Egremont is holding a lockdown students charity prize and hopes to raise money for vital PPE at the same time.

Emma Hunt has been holding regular pastel workshops throughout the last few weeks, during lockdown. She will hold a competition, '28 days of lockdown artists' which runs until July 11, 5pm for submissions from participants of these workshops.

The pieces will be judged by independent judges Jen Gash, winner of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018, local pastel landscape artist Sarah Reid, and local landscape artist Haydn Morris.

Entrants will pay £10 each, with money going to the Unite the Unions PPE fund, which currently stands at £715.

There are several prizes and the chance for winners to place their work or art at Eden Valley Artistic Network Gallery in Penrith.

For more details contact Emma Hunt Art on Facebook.

Winners announced July 20.

There will be two categories. The main category for “Lockdown Student of 2020” will consist of 3 prizes:

1 An original and framed demonstration painting done during lockdown of Emma Hunt Art worth £160.

2 A pastel pack and paper worth £25.

3 5 A5 Emma Hunt greetings cards worth £15

The second category the “Popular Prize” will be just one prize for another original Emma Hunt landscape demonstrated over the lockdown free workshops. The most likes and shares will result in the winner, closing July 19 at 9pm.