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Artwork Design Competition


Newport Youth Council, in partnership with Newport City Council, is holding a prize-winning competition to design an exciting new space as part of the regeneration of Market Arcade.

We’re looking for the ultimate design for a unit that will add to the ‘must see’ focus of this key city centre regeneration project. The competition is open to all children and young people aged 7-16.

Competition Guidelines

You must design a space in the arcade that will add to the ‘must see’ focus of the regeneration. Each entry must choose 1 category for their entry (although you can enter as many times as you like).

1. Fantasy – Money no object, let your dreams run free, think Willy Wonka X NASA. Whatever you would want your dream space in Newport to be, tell us through your design.


2. Reality – A space that could be created, whether it be the best skateboard shop in the world, a gym, or the best hang out space for young people.


There will be one prize for Primary learners and one prize for Secondary pupils. Each prize will be £100 of high street gift vouchers that can be exchanged at many high street locations. A selection of the designs will be placed within the arcade during its regeneration for visitors to view.

How to Enter

For an application form to enter please email If you would like more information about becoming a member of Newport Youth Council, please contact us via our website (