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Southampton Lawyers Team Up With Artist For Superhero Art Competition

Search Is On For Next Generation Of Creative Talent


Andrew Hewitt, Press Officer | 0114 274 4255

Lawyers at the Southampton office of Irwin Mitchell have teamed up with the author of the ground-breaking comic book Department of Ability to launch a competition to discover the next generation of artistic talent in the region.

The legal experts have worked alongside Dan White to create the contest, inviting young people of all ages to showcase their creative side and draw their very own superheroes.

The competition is split into three age categories – under-5s, 5 to 10 years old and 11 to 16 years old – with the youngsters behind the most imaginative entries winning a trip on a fully accessible powerboat operated by not-for-profit organisation Wetwheels.

Entries will be judged by Dan, his daughter Emily - who was the inspiration for the Department of Ability - and disability campaigner and actress Samantha Renke.

Expert Opinion
“We are delighted to partner with Dan and the Department of Ability with this competition which is all about embracing creativity.

“He has created some great characters in recent years and this competition is a chance for young people across the region to do the same. An exciting trip on a powerboat awaits the winners and we can’t wait to see all the entries!”
Rebecca Brown, Associate Solicitor

Dan White, the creator of the Department of Ability, added: “We are delighted to be involved in this competition and Emily and I are really looking forward to meeting some new superheroes.

“I loved creating new and exciting characters for the Department of Ability and I’m sure that everyone who enters this will get a similar thrill from being creative.”

The deadline for entries to the competition is November 30th and the winners will be announced by December 19th. For more information, please contact Georgia Baillieu at Irwin Mitchell’s Southampton office via email on Georgia.baillieu@irwinmitchell.com