BUDDING cartoonists are being offered a chance to win a visit to Brussels and up to 6,000 euros in cash in a competition launched by the European Commission.

Art and graphics students aged 16 or over who live in an EU member state or have EU member state nationality are invited to create a one-page comic strip, with no text, to illustrate the concept of citizenship in the European Union.

The aim of the contest is to enable young people to describe their experience of living as citizens in the European Union.

Wrexham’s Europe Direct centre manager Karen Morrisroe said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all young people in Wrexham to use their artistic knowledge to display their feelings and ideas on being a citizen of Europe.”

The winning comic strips will be posted on the websites of the Commission representations in the member states and on the Europa website. They may also be used for European campaigns on citizenship.

The competition closes on Friday, February 27.

For more details, call Europe Direct in Wrexham on 01978 292090 or email europedirect@wrexham.gov.uk.