The Chester Chronicle is inviting schools across West Cheshire to join in Rhino Mania and name and design our fibreglass rhino.
The competition is run in association with Chester Renaissance and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
We are inviting school classes to think of a name and design that links The Chester Chronicle with the city of Chester.
The winning pupils and school will receive fabulous prizes and publicity and will be photographed next to their winning design.
The deadline for entries is Friday, May, 28 and judges will decide the winning entries the following week.
The Chronicle rhino will have pride of place in a city centre location and will be part of the 70 rhino stampede that features in Chester between July and September.
Rhino Mania, from July to September, is one of the biggest public art initiatives to take place in Chester in more than a century and one of the biggest open-air education projects to take place in the UK this year.
The Chronicle will have its own rhino, part of the 70 designed fibreglass animals that will soon be on view across Chester.
The highlight of Rhino Mania will be the rhino trail. More than 200,000 free trail leaflets will allow huge numbers of Cestrians, visitors and tourists to follow and identify the rhinos.
Speaking to The Chronicle Rita Waters, chief executive of Chester Renaissance, said: “Rhino Mania is the largest public art installation that this city will have seen in the last 100 years.
“There are already 105 schools across Chester borough involved in the programme sponsored by Bank Of America. Each primary school has received a miniature rhino and education pack.”