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Schools in the UK are invited to enter, by March 30, for the Artworks national children's art awards for "distinctive and innovative teaching and learning in art, which demonstrates the benefits of engaging with works of art". The categories are: partnerships with galleries; recent group projects inspired by works of art; how individual pupils are exceptionally motivated by art. A total of pound;50,000 is on offer - up to pound;2,000 per award. Artworks, FREEPOST RR59, 11 Lakeside, Rochester, Kent ME2 4BR.E-mail: info@art-works.org.uk. Web: www.art-works.org.uk

Primary and middle school pupils, either individually or collectively, are invited to write the words of a school assembly song to fit an existing or specially written tune by April 6. It should be suitable for a school assembly theme such as a religious festival or on a subject such as helping each other or caring for the world. The organisers are SPCK, provider of the Assemblies Website, and the BC Schools Radio programme, "Together". Top prize is pound;25-worth of books to the pupilgroup plus pound;150-worth of books for their school. All the top songs will feature on the website. SPCKTogether Song Competition, Assemblies Website, Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone Road, London NW1 4DU; web: www.assemblies.org.uk

"Mountains and Moors" is the theme of the 2001 Young Pavement Artists Competition for young people aged four to 18. Closing date is April 30. It requires schools, youth organisations and councils to mount fund-raising events with the pavement art as their focus. Proceeds are shared between the organisers of the event and YPAC, which gives its half to a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity. Children's entries are photographed and judged by members of Tate Britain and the Royal Academy of Arts. Prizes are awarded on July 13. Barbara Bate, telfax 01304 611428. E-mail: bbate@nypac.freeserve.co.uk. Web: www.youngpavementartist.co.uk

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