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Johnstone's Young Painter of the YearJohnstone’s Trade is inviting young painters from all over the UK to compete for the chance to win a prize fund worth more than £2,500 in the Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition.

All painters studying towards an NVQ Level 2 in Painting and Decorating or a Diploma in Construction Level 2 are invited to take part in the eight heats taking place across the country.

The competition will culminate in a grand final at the National Painting and Decorating Show, held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, and the eventual winner will walk away with a selection of painting and decorating supplies worth more than £2,500.

The Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition has been recognising and encouraging emerging talent from across the UK for 12 years, and each year hundreds of students challenge for the title.

Last year’s winner, Doncaster College student Joel Mortlock fended off stiff competition in front of a crowd of thousands to claim the top prize, delivering an outstanding finish to all of the tasks he carried out at the competition workstation, which featured a wall panel as well as a door and framework.

Joel’s tutor at Doncaster College, Glynn Nettleton, said: “This competition offers young people a fantastic opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage and help further their career.”
James Surtees, a member of the Johnstone’s technical team, said: “The aim of the competition has always been to upskill and instill professionalism in young people entering the industry. The standard shown by competitors is proof that the industry is in safe hands and we couldn’t be prouder in giving them a chance to shine in front of professional painters.”

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year? If so, head on over to the website and fill out an entry form for this year’s event.

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